Monday, June 11, 2012
"A decorative hitch"... ABoK #1687
This one is from 'The Ashley Book of Knots'(ABoK #1687) and is described as, "A decorative hitch for a boat boom that needs but one tuck.".
I tied this example with some paracord, showing the hitch loosely tied, then tightened, and finished with an overhand stopper knot, just as Clifford W. Ashley showed in his drawn diagram. The stopper knot helps prevent the line slipping/pulling itself undone.
Manny sent me a PDF link with a few more hitch examples, including ABoK #1687, which is number 4 in the link.
And a few single strand lanyard knots from ABoK, from top to bottom, numbers 582, 583, 584, 585, and 586, front and back sides shown.