How to Tie a Reef Knot

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This is how you tie a Reef Knot. This knot is use to tie two cord of the same diameter together. NOTE : NEVER USE IT AS A BEND

Step 1:

Bring two ends of the same cord together , in this case right over left

Step 2:

Tie a half knot and see how the two entwined knots part spiral to the right , clockwise

Step 3:

Bring the two ends back together , but this time left over right

Step 4:

Tie a second half knot. Note that the two entwined parts helix to the left , clockwise the opposite of the half knot

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    sassafrass

    1 year ago

    Thank you! This "mysterious" knot is what my "solar powered clothes dryer" (clothesline) is tied with and over the years, they've become loose. I was at a loss at how this seemingly simple knot was tied. Now I can tighten up the lines on my solar powered clothes dryer and use it for another 15 years!

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    wulf6489

    5 years ago

    Also known as a square knot

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    rsmith79

    5 years ago

    Left over right, and under...
    Right over left, and under
    :-)