How to Tie a Squareknot!

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One way to tie one of the most useful knots around.

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Right over Left Left over Right It's KNOT hard

"KNOT hard"

*Long sigh*

I see what you did there

i couldn't resist

If tied correctly the two loops should be able to pull the red and blue ropes apart. Otherwise you tied a granny knot.

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it's a mnemonic that i learned years ago.

it also works left over right then right over left

this is absolutely not one of the most useful knots. it is unreliable and has better alternatives

I agree. Not a great knot. A surgeon's knot is more secure and almost as quick to tie. Sheet bend or double sheet bend is better still.

Surgeons knots are unbalanced though, you can get similar resuts "stacking" reef knots.

But anyways, not a fan of reef knots, if you want a fast, dirty and strong knot use a double overhand bend.