The Everything Knots Book: Step-By-Step Instructions for Tying Any Knot

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Everything Books, Mar 5, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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Simple instructions on how to tie over 100 useful and decorative knots

A well-tied knot is at once a practical tool and a work of art. With names like "hangman's noose" and "wagoneer's hitch," knots have a rich history of usefulness and an aesthetic appeal all their own.

From the boat to the backyard, The Everything Knots Book provides simple instructions on how to tie knots for any situation. Written by Randy Penn, a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, this handy guide walks readers through the basics and offers myriad suggestions for creative uses of these knots.

Mr. Penn shows readers how to:Choose the right rope and knot for the jobTie knots safely and securelyCreate decorative knots for clothing and accessoriesPractice knot-tying through games and exercises

Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations, The Everything Knots Book makes learning this useful skill fun and easy.

 

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Contents

Historical Evidence
3
A Personal Perspective
9
Natural Fiber Ropes
15
Learning to Tie Knots
23
Knots by Name
30
The Right Knot for Any Job
36
Multistrand Stopper Knots
43
Tying Bends
69
Knots for Lashing
175
Decorative Knotting
189
SpecialPurpose Knots
205
Protecting and Storing Rope
223
Teaching Knot Tying
237
Games and Competitions
243
The Options Are Infinite
253
A Number of Knots
259

Tying Loops
97
Making Hitches
129
Knots That Bind
159

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About the author (2004)

Randy Penn is the editor for Interknot, the quarterly newsletter for the North American Branch of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. He holds a master's degree in physics and has traveled through the United States and England studying the use and history of knots, rope, and ropemaking.

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