Friday, June 15, 2007


I don't tie a lot of knots, so I'm always struggling to remember how to tie a knot for some specific purpose. I ran across these two sites on knots that I thought would be useful.

The Mother Earth News site has this page with what I would describe as traditional diagrams showing how to tie the 10 most common knots.

The Animated Knots by Grog site uses a series of images that makes a progressive animation of rope movement to illustrate how to tie each knot. An example is the bowline. I like how you can look at each frame individually and also look at the mirror image or inverted animation. The site also has animations for many different knots as well as general information on rope care and purchase.

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