I saw this video and thought I’d share it with you. But I missed seeing a clove hitch, which is a knot I use all the time. And although it’s a super-clear video, it doesn’t really explain WHERE you’d use these knots, or that some of these knots are designed to tie different thicknesses of rope together.
So, I went looking for knots. And I found this
site. What a fantastic resource! As Grog says, It’s better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it. Remember, that in real life, factors other than the knot you select will come into play, such as condition of your rope, type of rope, weight of load, etc. Image: Screenshot. http://www.animatedknots.com
Here are links to all of their knots.
Adjustable Hitch Albright Knot Alpine Butterfly Bend Alpine Butterfly Loop Anchor Hitch Angler’s Loop Arbor Knot Ashley Bend Ashley Stopper Knot Australian Braid Autoblock Awning Hitch Bachmann Back Splice Barrel Hitch Barrel Sling Basket Hitch Becket Hitch Beer Knot Bellringer’s Knot Bimini Twist Blake’s Hitch Blood Knot Boom Hitch Bow Tie Bowline Bowline, Double Bowline on a Bight Bowline – One Handed Bowline, Running Bowline, Water Braid Single Rope Braid Three Strands (1) Braid Three Strands (2) Brummel Demo Brummel, McDonald Method Brummel Splice Bunny Ears Buntline Hitch Butcher’s Knot Butterfly Coil Care and Cleaning Carrick Bend Carrick Bend Mat Celtic Knot Chain Sinnet (Stitch) Chain Splice Child’s Swing Cleat Hitch (Deck) Cleat Hitch (Halyard) Climbing Net Clinch Knot (Improved) Clothesline Hitch Clove Hitch using Loops Clove Hitch using End Clove Hitch using Half Hitches Cobra Lanyard Knot Coil Attached Rope Coil, Butterfly Coil, Figure 8 Coil, Mountaineer’s Coil Unattached Rope Common Whipping Constrictor by Twisting Constrictor Using End Constrictor by Folding Constrictor Surg. Around Forceps Constrictor Surg. Instrument Constrictor Surg. Retrieve Constrictor Surg. Slide Down Constrictor Whipping Corned Beef Knot Cow Hitch Using End Cow Hitch Using Loops Crown Crown Sinnet Curtain Tie Back D-Loop (Archery) Daisy Chain Davy Knot Diagonal Lashing Diamond Knot Directional Figure 8 Loop Distel Hitch Double Alpine Butterfly Drapery Tie Back Double Bowline Double Davy Knot Double Fisherman’s Double Matthew Walker Double Overhand Noose Double Overhand Stopper Double Sheet Bend Double Throw Knot Dropper Loop Duncan (Uni) Knot Egg Loop Knot Electrician’s Knot Emergency Harness Eskimo Bowline EStar Hitch EStar Stopper Euro-Death Knot Evenk Hitch Eye Splice Farrimond Friction Hitch Fiador Knot Fieggen Shoelace Knot Figure 8 Figure 8 Coil Figure 8 Follow Through Loop Figure 8 Loop Figure 8 Loop, Directional Figure 8 Double Loop Knot Figure 8 Bend (Rope Join) Figure 8 Flake, (Non Tangle) Figure 8 on a Bight Figure 9 Loop Fisherman’s Hitch Flat Overhand Bend Flemish Bend (Rope Join) Flemish Flake (Spiral Coil) Flemish Knot Four-in-Hand Tie French Prusik French Sinnet One French Sinnet Two Friendship Knot, Diamond Gasket Coil Girth (Strap) Hitch Gnat Hitch Grapevine Granny Knot Grinner Knot Grog’s Sliding Splice Grog Sling Half Hitch Half Knot Half Windsor Tie Halter Hitch Halyard Hitch Handcuff Knot Harvester’s Hitch Haymaker’s Hitch Hasty Webbing Harness Heaving Line Knot Highwayman’s Hitch Howard Constrictor Hunter’s Bend Icicle Hitch Using Loop Icicle Hitch Using End Improved Clinch Inline Figure 8 Loop Italian Hitch Klemheist Lanyard (Cow) Hitch Lanyard Knot, Cobra Lanyard Knot, Diamond Lark’s Head Lashing, Diagonal Lashing, Round Lashing, Shear Lashing, Square Lashing, Tripod Left Handed Bowline Ligature (Instrument) Ligature (One Hand) Ligature (Two Hand) Lighterman’s Hitch Lineman’s Loop Lock for Shoelace Knot Long Bury Splice Loop to Loop Join Lorry Knot Long Splice Machard Machard Tresse Magnus Hitch Manrope Knot Marlinspike Hitch Masthead Knot Mat Matthew Walker (Double) McDonald Brummel Splice Midshipman’s Hitch Monkey Braid Monkey’s Fist Mono Knot, Non-Slip Mooring Hitch Mooring Line Stopper Mountaineer’s Coil Munter Hitch Munter Mule Combination Munter, Super Nail Knot Necktie, Bow Tie Necktie, Four-in-Hand Necktie, Half Windsor Necktie, Pratt (Shelby) Necktie, Windsor Net Making Non-Slip Mono Noose Knot Ocean Plait Mat One Handed Bowline One Handed Ligature One Handed Surgical Tie Orvis Knot Overhand Bend, Flat Overhand Knot Oysterman’s Stopper Knot Palomar Knot Package, Tying a Packer’s Knot Parcel Knots Perfection Loop Pile Hitch Poacher’s Knot Portuguese Sinnet Power Cinch Knot Pratt Tie Prusik Knot Prusik Loop Purcell Prusik Loop Quick Hitch Quick Release Hitch Rapala Knot Rat-Tail Stopper Reef Knot Reverse Clinch Knot Ring Bend Rolling Hitch Rope Care and Cleaning Rope Ladder Rope Sling Round Lashing Round Turn 2 Half Hitches Running Bowline Safety Belt Hitch Safety Knot Sailmaker’s Whipping Sailor’s Whipping San Diego Jam Knot Scaffold Knot Shear Lashing Sheepshank Sheet Bend Shelby Tie Shoelace Bow Shoelace, Feiggen Short Splice Siberian Hitch Sinnet #2974 Sinnet, Chain Sinnet, Crown Sliding Double Fisherman’s Sliding Splice, Grog’s Slip Knot Snell Knot Solomon Bar Spanish Bowline Square Sinnet Slim Beauty Soft Shackle Soft Shackle Edwards Soft Shackle Stronger Splice, Back Splice, Brummel Splice – Brummel Demo Splice – McDonald Brummel Splice, Chain Splice, Eye Splice, Long Bury Splice, Short Splice, Sliding Square (Reef) Knot Square Lashing Square Sinnet Stevedore Stopper Stopper Knot, Double Overhand Stopper Loop Strangle Knot (End) Strangle Knot (Loop) Strangle Snare Strap Hitch Super Munter Surgical Constr Around Forceps Surgical Constr Instrument Surgical Constr Retrieve Surgical Constr Slide Down Surgical Tie Instrument Surgical Tie One Hand Surgical Tie Slip Knot Surgical Tie Two Hand Surgeon’s Knot (Fishing) Surgeon’s Loop (Fishing) Surgical Knot (Medical) Swing, Child’s Taut Line Hitch Tensionless Hitch Theodore Knot Thief Knot Tie, Bow Tie, Four-in-Hand Tie, Half Windsor Tie, Pratt Tie, Shelby Tie, Windsor Timber Hitch Trilene Knot Triple Fisherman’s Triple Sliding Hitch Tripod Lashing Trucker’s Hitch Trucker’s Quick Method Tugboat Hitch Tumble Hitch Turk’s Head Two Half Hitches Two Handed Surgical Tie Two Handed Ligature Tying a Package Underwriter’s Knot Uni Knot Wagoner’s Hitch Wall Knot Wall and Crown Water Bowline Water Knot Weaver’s Knot Webbing Harness West Country Whipping Whipping, Constrictor Whipping, Sailmaker’s Whipping, Sailor’s Windsor Tie Woggle Yosemite Tie Off Zeppelin Bend