HOW TO TIE KNOTS – SHEET BEND

The Sheet Bend is an easy way to join two ropes. It can be tied using four different methods. The normal Sheet Bend, which works best to join ropes of two different diameters, the Double Sheet Bend which is a good option for joining ropes of the same diameter, the Tucked Sheet Bend for a neater finish. and the Slipped Sheet Bend for a quick release option.

SHEET BEND

How to tie knots - sheet bend

1. Make a loop in rope A. Tuck the working end of rope B through the loop from the back to the front and pass it underneath the working end and standing end of rope A.

2. Pass the working end of rope B over the loop and tuck it underneath the standing end of rope B.

3. Dress the bend by pulling the the standing end of rope B and the loop of rope A in opposite directions.

DOUBLE SHEET BEND

If you want to join two ropes of the same diameter, it is better to use a Double Sheet Bend. This bend offers more grip, but is still very easy to tie.

How to tie knots - double sheet bend

1 – 2. Follow the first two steps of the Sheet Bend.

3. Pass the working end of rope B around the loop once more and tuck it underneath the standing end of rope B.

4. Dress the bend by pulling the the standing end of rope B and the loop of rope A in opposite directions.

TUCKED SHEET BEND

Worried that the tail of rope B will catch or is it simply in the way? By creating a tucked version the tails of both ropes lie flat against the sheet.

How to tie knots - tucked sheet bend

1 – 2. Follow the first two steps of the Sheet Bend.

3. Pass the working end of rope B around the loop once more and tuck it underneath the standing end of rope B.

4. Dress the bend by pulling the the standing end of rope B and the loop of rope A in opposite directions.

SLIPPED SHEET BEND

This slipped version allows you to quickly untie your bend even when the ropes are under pressure.

How to tie knots - slipped sheet bend

1 – 2. Follow the first two steps of the Sheet Bend.

3. Make a bight in the working end of rope B, pass it over the loop and tuck it underneath the standing end of rope B.

4. Dress the bend by pulling the the standing end of rope B and the loop of rope A in opposite directions.

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