Sheet Bend

In this post I show how to tie the sheet bend with words, images and on video. We use the sheet bend to connect two lines that are not the same strength.

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Follow these steps for tying the sheet bend: First I take the thicker line and design a so called bight at its very end.


I hold the bight between thumb and middle finger of my left hand. Thereby the shorter part of the line points to me.


I take the thinner line with my right hand now and push it through the bight from below.


I put it over the forefinger of my left hand and release it.


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With my right hand I go through down the bight and pick up the thinner line.


I pull it towards me …


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


Now I pull …


… all four parts of the lines at the same time. Now the sheet bend is finished.


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

All knots: Figure-eight knot | Square knot | Bowline knot | Cleat knot | Clove hitch | Clove hitch (laid) | Clove hitch (thrown) | Sheet bend | Double-sheet-bend | Round turn and two half hitches | Rolling hitch | Cleat with bowline knot