Double Overhand Knot
The double overhand knot is nothing but the simple overhand knot with an extra tuck inside the initial loop resulting in a larger form. When used as a bend it serves the purpose of connecting 2 strands.
How to Tie a Double Overhand Knot
- Overhand knot – Smaller, easier to tie and untie.
- Triple overhand knot – More complex.
- In rope halters
- Beading, making bracelets
- To connect rappelling ropes
- Provides a simple and quick method to join 2 ropes for abseil
- As a backup to other knots that are directly tied to a carabiner or climbing harness
Knots Based On the Double Overhand
- Double fisherman’s knot – Uses a couple of the above knot one tied around the standing part of another.
- Surgeon’s knot – Leading it to be also named as the double surgeon’s knot.
- Figure 8 bend – For seizing the ends securely.
- Double overhand loop knot – The fishing knot is actually the double overhand tied on a bight
Double Overhand Knot Video
The step by step video instructions shows the tying procedure in detail.
Steps to Tying a Double Overhand Knot
- Make a loop and feed the end into it
- Take it outside the loop and pass it through once more
- Pull both ends to tighten
- The two turns come close together