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How To Tie Popular Knots

Butterfly Knot

Start the knot the same way as a figure 8 knot, but do not complete the last step. (In other words, make the two twists in the rope, but do not pass the rope through the loop.) Then you should have two loops, an upper loop, and a lower loop made by the twists. Now drop the upper loop down the back under the lower loop. Pull it back up through the lower loop and it should look a little like a butterfly. Now pull the two ends tight with one hand and the loop with the other. Now you have a loop in the knot which can be used in climbing or pulling large objects with a tackle and the rope still has both the ends. The butterfly knot can be made anywhere in the rope and is extremely useful.

Thanks to Charles Kreisel of Troop 88 Carteret, New Jersey for informing us about this knot.
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Troop

Seven

since 1922

George Merrick Troop 7 of Coral Gables
1107 South Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134 USA
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meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm

sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables and the George Merrick Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables

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