Double Sheet Bend

In this post I show how to tie the double sheet bend with words, images and on video. The double sheet bend unbolts not so easily because it is safer than the single sheet bend. But it also connects two lines that are not the same size.

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Follow these steps for tying the double sheet bend: I start the same way as for the single sheet bend. I take the bight on the end of the thicker line between thumb and middle finger of the left hand. I stick the thinner line through the bight from below.


I put it over the forefinger of my left hand. With my right hand I pick up the thinner line …


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… and stick it through from the front under my left forefinger and left of the part of the thinner line that is already there.


With the single sheet bend I would now pull all together. But this time I go through under the bight with my right hand and pick up the thinner line again. I pull it towards me …


… and stick it through from the front under my left forefinger again.


Now I pull on all four parts of the lines and the double sheet bend is finished.


Practice the double sheet bend till you are able to tie it with closed eyes or behind your back.

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