Single Bowline on the Bight* Soft Carabiner



Introduction: Single Bowline on the Bight* Soft Carabiner

Use this as a substitute for a light duty metallic carabiner.

I used ABOK 1057 to make this project.


Strictly speaking this knot is only in the bight until step 7.

The bowline on the bight structure remains.

Step 1:

Leaving a 6" tail Bring the working end (WE) in a Z shape.

Step 2:

Bring bight 1 under the WE.

Step 3:

Bring WE beside itself to the right forming a long loop.

Bring the end out so it is even with the end of the tail.

Step 4:

Grab the bight and bring it over two, under two, over one.

Step 5:

Move A up next to the WE.

Step 6:

Tighten the knot.

Step 7:

Tie the WE and tail together in an overhand knot.

The top of the bight should be at the mid-point of the knot.

You can use the stopper knot of your choosing here.

Step 8: Operating the Carabiner

Bring the end of the long loop up to the bight.

Step 9:

Place the loop over the bight.

Step 10:

Bring the overhand knot through the bight.

Step 11:

Pull on the loop to lock the carabiner.

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