Introduction: How to Tie a Square Knot/Reef Knot

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This is a knot to bond 2 strings together.

Step 1: Gather Your 2 Strings

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Step 2: Step 1

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Fold String 1 in on itself to create a loop

Step 3: Step 2

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Put the end of String 2 through the look going under-over so thatString 2 comes to rest beyond the loop as shown in picture

Step 4: Step 3

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Push String 2 Behind String 1 so that it comes out the other side

Step 5: Step 4

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Push String 2 around the loop and back through the loop like in step 2 accept from the other direction

Comments

MakerCL (author)2012-05-08

thanks for the tip. I wouldn't use this for that anyways because there are many more practical knots for the job

mrmath (author)2012-05-08

Do not use the square/reef knot to bond to strings together if they will be put under load. In other words, if you'll be pulling on the two ends, don't use this knot. It can "capsize," which allows it to just slip off.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_knot#Misuse_as_a_bend

The sheet bend is a more secure bend for joining two ropes.

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