How to make a Bowyers Knot

We get asked for advice on this regularly, so we have created a simple guide to forming your own Bowyers Knot. With practice this will become easy to master.

Step 1Form Loop as shown
Step 2Feed tail of string through loop once against the direction of the laying in, study photo!
Step 3And again feed tail through the loop
Step 4And again...
Step 5Reform loop by tightening the original loop as shown and pass tail under the loop
Close UpClose up of completed knot
Finished!Knot fitted to bow, note that the free end of the string is trapped under the loop where the knot will be tightened as the bow is braced. If tied correctly this know should not slip


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