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How to Tie a Slip Knot

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A slip knot is a type of knot that can "slip" along the rope and can easily be untied by pulling one of the ends. This knot is easy to tie and commonly used in rock climbing, knitting, and securing loads on trailers.
 
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Step 1:

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Hold the rope with two hands, allowing approximately 12 inches between the hands.

Step 2:

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Form a loop by bringing the rope in the right hand under the rope in the left hand so that the rope crosses.

Step 3:

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Secure the loop with your left hand where the rope crosses.

Step 4:

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Reach your right hand through the loop and grab a hold of the rope on the left side.

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Pull your right hand back through the loop.

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Let go with your left hand, and then grab onto the two hanging ends.

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To finish the slip knot, pull your hands away from each other, twisting your right hand clockwise until the knot is tight.
Pam Spray made it!3 months ago

Nice, easy to follow instructions. A great reminder on how to tie a proper slip knot.

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ambell221 year ago
These instructions were great, you've done the anti-social community a big favor haha!
jkeener1 year ago
how old are you
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME WHEN MY PREGNANCY IS DONE AND I HAVE A GIRL ILL TEACH HER HOW TO KNITT SOMETIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tmhe843 years ago
Did you know the slip knot is the first step for crochet. My Grandmother got tired of me making chains by hand and introduce me to the crochet hook. :)
Very useful.
cody3164 years ago
VERY GOOD INSTUCTABLE! thanks soo much
scott!5 years ago
ha, I wanna learn how to do this just cause slipknot's my favorite band, lol
surgio985 years ago
Very well done. Excellent tutorial. Broken down into simple increments for any level. If you added some steps to turn this into a trap, I'd add it to my blog in a heartbeat. Keep up the good work.

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Thanks for telling me how to do this =] good photos and easy to follow instructions.