Figure of Eight Knot (Figure 3:17)
3.28 Figure of Eight Knot (Figure 3:17)
This knot is useful as a stop and is often used to prevent the
end of a rope from running through a block. It can also be used to prevent
fraying when the whipping has been lost. In general it is more useful than the
Thumb knot as it is easier to undo.
With the rope away from you, take the standing part in the left
hand palm upwards and the running part in the right hand. Pass the running end
over the top of the standing part making a loop, then carry on with the running
end round behind the standing part, over the top then down through the loop
which you have formed. Draw the running end tight and the knot should resemble
the figure eight.
Figure of Eight