Intertwining of two ropes or of one rope back on itself; they are used to tie two ropes together or one rope to an object.
bowline on a bight
Knot with the same function as the bowline but with two ropes to make the loop; one forms the seat and the other goes around the waist.
Knot used to create a loop at the end of a rope that cannot slip and in which a person can sit to be raised or lowered.
Winding a cord around a rope end to prevent its strands from unraveling.
Any knot used to increase the diameter of a rope end.
Knot used to join a rope to a stationary object or to another rope.
Knot used to tie together two ropes of equal diameter or two ends of fishing line.
heaving line knot
Knot used to add weight to the end of a rope so it can be thrown.
Knot used to join a rope to a ring, mast, yard, etc.
Knot used to temporarily shorten a rope.
double sheet bend
Knot with the same function as the sheet bend but the second loop makes the knot stronger and more secure.
Knot used to join together two ropes of different diameters.
Knot used to tie two ropes together; it is used only when they will need to be untied easily.
Basic all-purpose knot tied by simply looping the rope back on itself.
Knot pulled tight around an object to hold it in place.
Knot used to join two ropes of equal diameter firmly together.