Originally Posted by gmcttr
Could someone point me to a "how to" on a water knot that forms a loop? What I find is a knot for joining the ends of two pieces of rope.
I always wonder if people are actually referring to a figure 8 loop
tied with a bight.
Dunno- but it's a Water Knot for sure.
The easiest way, according to another thread poster who taught me, is to simply make a flat loop at one end; then tie an overhand knot into the center of that loop - making sure the remaining loop is at least as large as you need (i prefer a larger loop so the webbing is easier to thread through). Believe you should leave a tail hanging of 4-6 inches beyond the loop when you do this - for safety.
However, if you use animatedknots.com, or some such as your guide, then use the two ends of your 1-treestrap as the "Two" pieces of webbing - pull the longer standing end back through the loop made by the 1st step in tying the knot.
Hope that makes sense...maybe someone w more experience can splain better?
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