Recent reference question: how do you tie a sheepshank knot to fasten two ropes together?
Reference questions are commonly a bit off. Sheepshank knots are used to shorten a rope, not to attach two pieces together. A sheet bend is what was intended.
Animated instructions from the Tollesbury Sailing Club
Animated knots by Grog You can control the speed of the animation with the mouse (which leaves you with only one hand to tie)
BSA animated instructions and basic knot information
If you need to take the instructions outdoors or use both hands, you may prefer step by step pictures
50 boy scout knots from BSA troop 6 of Coral Gables or
Knot Knowledge photo illustrations
What knot to use when
How to tie your shoes
Square knot vs granny knot
Fieggen shoelace knot which is the same as the Ian knot, Ian Fieggen being one person
How to tie the line to your hook
How to tie a tie
Pratt knot relatively new
Four in hand most common
Bow tie see also the Wikihow instructions
If you are a mathematician
Mathematics of knots
Mathematically generated celtic knots The mathematics flows into knots as art.
Classification of knots
In The Higher Power of Lucky, this year's Newbery Award Winner, knots form a theme. And one of the characters, Lincoln, is a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.
Posted by library at September 9, 2007 12:59 PM