This is a site about knots: how to tie them, how to appreciate their beauty. Even the seriously knot-challenged among us can learn to tie many useful and popular knots by following along with the short, step-by-step instructional video clips on this site.
Before you begin, here are a couple quick knot-tying tips to keep in mind:
- Get yourself some nice, thick rope -- don't learn with string! String is extremely hard to control, and your knots will be so small that you won't be able to see what is going on. About 4 feet of 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick nylon rope will do nicely for learning purposes. Any good hardware store will have this, and it is very inexpensive.
- Once you've mastered how to tie a knot from the clips, trying tying it around different sort of objects, at different angles. You don't really know a knot until you can tie it upside-down and inside-out!
site: I Will Knot!
:: I have to confess that knot tying is probably my own ground team skills kryptonite.
Sure I managed pass the skills test, but the only knot I regularly use is the one on the tie-down rope. So yeah. I suck at tying knots.
Maybe this site will help.