The ultimate visual guide to all types of knots. Avoid getting yourself into a tangle by following detailed step-by-step instructions that show you how to tie and untie more than 100 knots.
Whichever knotty scenario you find yourself in, from in your own garden, to up in the mountains or across seas, this reference book will take you from novice to expert rope tier.
Covering more than 100 knots for climbing, sailing, horse-riding, survival camping, and fishing as well as for gardening, DIY, medical, and even decorative purposes. The photographs of every step use strands of rope in different colors – so you can clearly see how to tie each knot.
You’ll learn all about the fascinating stories behind how many of these knots were first tied as well as their original functions in this knot tying book. Each knot has simple to follow instructions on the features and benefits and what they can be used for. Includes knots such as figure-of-eights, reef knots, highwayman’s hitches, and monkey’s fists. Find out about techniques like sheer lashing and the constrictor knot.
The book begins by teaching you all about rope materials and construction and how to maintain them. At the end of the book the glossary and index so you can easily find just the knot you’re in need of. There are more than 1,000 photographs, illustrations, and artworks. Expert author Des Pawson is a founding member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.
One-Stop Practical Guide to Tying and Using Knots
Knots: The Complete Visual Guide is arranged by chapters covering Stopper Knots, Binding Knots, Bends, Hitches, Loops, Plaits & Sennits, and Splices & Whippings. It also includes detailed instructions for over 100 knots and fantastic beginner guides to help boy scouts, girl scouts, first-time climbers and everything in between become experienced campers, sailors, and mountaineers.
Inside this visual guide, you’ll find:
• Accessible text and tables that explain the features and benefits of each knot
• Sequence spreads display the top five knots you need for a range of purposes, from sailing and fishing to gardening and gift-wrapping
• Fun facts about the oldest knots and their history
• Essential information on how to choose the best rope to use and how to maintain them