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Wrapped Knot

Fold 2 metre length pieces of rope through the ring.

Create a 20cm loop with the rope. Hold securely to the side.

With the longer end, wrap around the ropes.

Put the end through the loop.

Pull the top thread so that the loop disappears.

Stop pulling half way. Then trim the ends. Tuck ends in.


Box Knot

Hold the ropes so that the bottom is facing up. Split four pieces of rope into a cross.

With two opposite ropes, fold over and across the other two ropes. Hold in place.

With the rope to the right, take it over the first folded rope then under next folded rope.

With the rope to the left, take it over the first folded rope then under the next folded rope.

Your ropes should now interlock. Each rope should go over then under the next.

Pull taut. Repeat to create multiple Box Knots.


Half Knot Spiral

Number the ropes 1-4.

Move rope 1 over ropes 2 and 3, then under 4.

Move rope 4 under 2 and 3, then over 1.

Tighten. Repeat steps 1-3 to create the spiral effect.


Square Knot

Number the ropes 1-4.

Move rope 1 over ropes 2 and 3, then under 4.

Move rope 4 under 2 and 3, then over 1.

Move rope 4 under 2 and 3, then over 1.

Move rope 1 under 2 and 3, then over 1.

Tighten. Repeat steps 1-5 to create the square knot effect.


The Cradle

Square Knot stands 3 and 4 in group A, with strands 1 and 2 in group B.

Square Knot strands 3 and 4 in group B, with strands 1 and 2 in group C.

Square Knot strands 3 and 4 in group C, with strands 1 and 2 in group A.


Constrictor Knot

Place the 1m rope piece over the top of the wooden rod, and fold the rope around the back.

Bring the rope back up over the rod, to the right, in a diagonal direction, then back behind the rod.

Bring the rope back up under the diagonal loop.

Pull taut.


Lark's Head Knot

Fold one piece of 2m rope in half and hold over the wooden rod.

Fold the loop around the back of the wooden rod.

Pull the two end rope pieces through this loop. Pull taut.


Double Half Hitch Knot

Take rope piece 1 and hold in place over rope 2.

Move rope 2 over 1.

Move rope 2 behind rope 1 and then pull up over rope 2.

Tighten the knot to the top of rope 1.

Repeat the process 2-5.

You should create two knots per piece of rope. Simply mirror the process for the right side.