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.

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

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

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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.

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I pull it towards me …

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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. Then I release it again.

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Now I pull …

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

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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

 

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