A butterfly knot is a fixed loop tied in the middle of a rope. It's the knot of choice to form a fixed loop when making a rope tackle (trucker's hitch).

There are a number of other knots that do the same thing, but the butterfly knot tends to work better because it doesn't jam when strained and it's easy to untie.

Click here for a additional information and a complete treatment of this useful knot.

Step 1: Where Will It Be Tied?

Determine where along the Standing Part you want the knot tied.

(For Rope Tackles, tie the Butterfly Knot near the Anchor Point, leaving enough room to apply strain to the line and reserving enough room to tie off the rope tackle.)
Very helpful tutorial. Maybe the backdrop is a little obscuring, but I appreciate you posting this.
No doubt about it. The background is (more than) a little obscuring. Like camouflage! C'est la vie.
ha! Nonetheless, a good and helpful post! Have a great day (and with your sense of humor, I'm sure that you will)

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