Introduction: How To: Tie a Figure Eight Knot
The figure-eight knot is a type of knot. It is very important in both sailing and rock climbing as a method of stopping ropes from running out of retaining devices. Unlike the overhand knot, which will bind iron-hard under strain, often requiring the rope to be cut, the figure of eight can be easily untied after even the greatest strain. (Read More)
Step 1: What You'll Need
You will need:
Rope or String
Lighter, match, or tape (optional)
Step 2: Melt the Ends
Melt or tape the ends of your rope or string to stop fraying.
Step 3: Tie the Knot
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