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  1. A granny knot is a common knot, tied with two simple thumb knots.
  2. A granny knot is not secure and will shake undone. (Web site)
  3. The granny knot is a binding knot, used to secure a rope or line around an object. (Web site)
  4. The granny knot is a bend knot, used to tie together two loose ends.
  5. The Granny Knot is a knot that has gone wrong as it is considered a reef knot tied incorrectly. (Web site)

Poor Knot

  1. Further, it is easily confused with the granny knot, which is a very poor knot. (Web site)

Forty Knots

  1. The Granny knot is one of the Forty Knots. (Web site)

Josephine Knot

  1. The "Josephine Knot" or "Granny knot" is a linking knot that is frequently called a lover's knot. (Web site)

Lariat Loop

  1. Common scouting knots including the Halyard bend, the Tiller's hitch, the Granny knot, and the Lariat loop. (Web site)


  1. Mr. STOMBAUGH. A granny knot is a common knot, tied with two simple thumb knots. (Web site)

Bow Knot

  1. Mr. STOMBAUGH. There is the granny knot and here is the bow knot. (Web site)

Grief Knot

  1. The grief knot resembles the granny knot, but tied in trans form (as opposed to cis form).

Thief Knot

  1. Related knot(s): thief knot, granny knot, grief knot.


  1. It is a combination of a granny knot and a thief knot, its name being a portmanteau word from both.


  1. You can generally tell if you have produced the square or granny knot by the direction in which the loops lie. (Web site)


  1. First tie a granny knot around a pole or broom handle, keeping one long end on the right and the short on the left.
  2. The Granny Knot This is simpl, a mistaken form of the Square Knot; the rule of keeping the same end front is not applied. (Web site)


  1. It is difficult to tie by mistake, unlike the granny knot. (Web site)


  1. A granny knot may come loose under pressure and should not be used. (Web site)


  1. Uses: Used to tie the ends of two lines together such that they will not skip apart (unlike a granny knot). (Web site)


  1. The granny knot would be to secure the package so it would not come loose. (Web site)


  1. This is dangerous because the granny knot can slip when heavily loaded.
  2. The granny knot will slip and, if it is tight, it is the devil to untie. (Web site)

General Form

  1. The grief knot, also called the whatnot, is a combination of the general form of the granny knot with the diagonal pull of the thief knot.

Reef Knot

  1. Related knot(s): reef knot, thief knot, granny knot. (Web site)
  2. Once the granny knot is too tightly knit, it is not as easy to undo as the reef knot.
  3. See also my Slipping Knots page, which discusses why a balanced "Reef Knot" stays secure whilst an un-balanced "Granny Knot" comes undone.


  1. An overhand knot, or granny knot, creates a lot of tension in a piece of rope.

Square Knot

  1. The granny knot has the same Alexander polynomial as the square knot.
  2. See square knot, granny knot, half-hitch knot, packet knot and surgeon's knot.
  3. A granny knot can be used to adjoin two pieces of rope together, and it resembles the square knot. (Web site)

Close Look

  1. Now that you know the difference between a Reef Knot and a Granny Knot, try taking a close look at the way you tie your shoelaces.

Half Hitch

  1. Tie a granny knot around your finger and pull one of the ends with a jerk, it will spill into a half hitch.


  1. You are either tying them as Reef Knots or as Granny Knots, but notice that the Reef Knot will result in a better shoelace knot than the Granny Knot will.
  2. If so, you're probably tying a "Granny Knot", and one simple change to your technique will result in a balanced knot that sits straight and stays secure. (Web site)
  3. It will go wrong if the ends are reversed in tying, as with the Granny KnOt. (Web site)


  1. When tying a reef knot, it can be easy to accidently tie a granny knot, but this is dangerous because it slips if heavily tested.
  2. The reef knot (square knot), usually used to tie two shoe laces together (or its close cousin, the granny knot).
  3. I have seen this numerous times, on numerous different occasions when one would either tie a granny knot or a square knot and follow it up with a bow knot. (Web site)


  1. If you don't want your knots to be called granny knot, or - in a less sexist manner - false knot, you need to learn the proper way to tie them. (Web site)
  2. It is used as the base formation for a number of other knots (picture 2), such as the Reef Knot, the Granny Knot, and the Shoelace Knots.
  3. For example, capsizing the two half hitches might end up in a granny knot, one of the worst of all knots. (Web site)


  1. The figure eight knot has knot group with presentation The square knot and the granny knot have isomorphic knot groups, yet these two knots are inequivalent.
  2. A Grief Knot combines a granny knot and a thief knot into one knot that's almost impractical.
  3. The second combination of half knot to half knot gives a granny knot, a knot not good for much at all. (Web site)

Granny Knot

  1. The sheet bend is a type of knot, related to the square knot, granny knot, thief knot, and the bowline. (Web site)
  2. Tie a granny knot with tips from a knot tying specialist in this free video on tying knots.
  3. Repeat a basic overhand knot twice to tie a granny knot with instructions from a rock climbing instructor in this free video on knot tying. (Web site)


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