There are many knots that fall into the loop-on-the-bight category, but this one is particularly helpful when building a rope bridge (as described in an upcoming post). This knot is basically tied by reverse french braiding the loops.
- Wrap two turns around the left hand (palm up) from left to right.
- Name the wraps from the palm to the fingertips: #1 (heel), #2 (palm), and #3 (fingertip). Grab the #2 wrap (middle) and place it over the #1 wrap (heel).
- Grab the #1 wrap (now in the middle) and place it over the #3 wrap (fingertip).
- Grab the #3 wrap (now in the middle) and place it over the #2 wrap (heel).
- Grab the #2 wrap (now in the middle) and pull up to form a fixed loop.
- Dress the knot down by pulling on the fixed loop and the two working ends. Pull the working ends apart to finish the knot.