How to Tie a Slip Knot With One Hand




this instructable shows you how to, well... tie a slip knot with one hand!

Step 1: Step One

start with the the rope laying over the back of your hand like this.

Step 2: Step Two

cross your thumb around the rope.

Step 3: Step Three

what you just did should look like this.

Step 4: Step Four

push the loop down with your thumb then it will kinda look like a pretzel.

Step 5: Step 5

pull the rope through the hole like this.



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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Good one TKT, but it would be useful to know a one handed knot that tied two things together tightly, a ladder to a car roof rack let's say. Do you know of a slip knot that can be tied one-handed? I can tie a bowline one-handed but that's not the tightest of fixings. The only other way round it that I can think of is tie a loop at one end of the line and measure around the two items then tie anoher loop on the other end so the line is just a bit short to go round then finish by joining the two loops with a cable-tie.

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