How to Tie a Slip Knot

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Introduction: How to Tie a Slip Knot

In this instructable I'm going to teach you how to tie a slip knot. What is a slip knot? 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.

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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:

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

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

Pull your right hand back through the loop.

Step 6:

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

Step 7:

To finish the slip knot, pull your hands away from each other, twisting your right hand clockwise until the knot is tight.

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15 Discussions

Thank you. I needed to make a slip knot to hang a hay net. My roommates showed me and they tried explain over the phone. Thanks for the step by step instructions. I did it! Very useful for us knot challenged.

good instructable, spot on!

Thanks for the help but my sis can't listen propely

These instructions were great, you've done the anti-social community a big favor haha!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME WHEN MY PREGNANCY IS DONE AND I HAVE A GIRL ILL TEACH HER HOW TO KNITT SOMETIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 GOOD INSTUCTABLE! thanks soo much

ha, I wanna learn how to do this just cause slipknot's my favorite band, lol

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.