How to Tie a Slip Knot

By on November 26, 2013


A slip knot is a type of knot that can “slip” along the rope and can easily be untied by pulling one of the ends. This knot is easy to tie and commonly used in rock climbing, knitting, and securing loads on trailers. 

Step 1:


Hold the rope with two hands, allowing approximately 12 inches between the hands.

Step 2:


Form a loop by bringing the rope in the right hand under the rope in the left hand so that the rope crosses.

Step 3:


Secure the loop with your left hand where the rope crosses.

Step 4:


Reach your right hand through the loop and grab a hold of the rope on the left side.

Step 5:


Pull your right hand back through the loop.

Step 6:


Let go with your left hand, and then grab onto the two hanging ends.

Step 7:


To finish the slip knot, pull your hands away from each other, twisting your right hand clockwise until the knot is tight.

by JaimeMarie


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