How To Tie A Reef Knot
Knowing how to tie a reef knot can be a handy skill to have when you simply need to tie something out of the way. The reef knot has the added convenience of being very easily untied, so you don't have to struggle with a knot that is more aggravation than it's worth. The reef know should not be used in any situation that could mean that the grip of the reef knot is preventing injury of some sort.
To tie a reef knot, you will need:
- two lengths of rope that are the same diameter
- Prepare the rope. You should have two lengths of rope that are the same diameter. Make sure that these lengths do not have any other knots in them and are pliable.
- Begin the reef knot. Make a loop at the end of one rope. Hold this loop in one hand with the end piece facing away from your body.
- Get inside the loop. Thread the second rope's end through the loop and under the side of the first rope that is closest to your body.
- Wrap the loop. Take the end of the second piece of rope that is under the first one and bring it up so that it crosses over both parts of the first rope.
- Complete the knot. Take the end of the second rope and place it inside the loop of the first rope by going under it. Pull the end of the second rope through the loop. You should now have two loops inside of each other. Grasp the ends of the two loops where their perspective lengths come together and pull firmly to tighten the reef knot.