Introduction: How to Tie a Bowline
Welcome to my channel How to Knot and in this video, I will be showing you how to tie a bowline. Typically this knot is used for climbing, camping, and sailing. This is an easy loop to tie, yet it’s extremely effective as it’s strong and stable. It was commonly used by sailers to attach rope to an object, for running rigging, or for hoisting. You can also finish this knot off with a stopper knot in order to prevent it from slipping which I’ll feature in a separate tutorial. This knot does not slip, maintains its structure without coming loose, does not jam, and can be easily untied. When working with a stiff rope, this loop can easily loosen was the knot cannot seat properly.
Be sure to check out the descriptive video at the end to help for further understand.
Start by creating a loop.
Insert the working end through the loop.
Wrap the working end around the standing part of the rope and insert it back through the loop.