Intro To Survival

The Big List of Knots

If you’re looking for a complete list of knots you may never find it. The variations and alternative names are endless. This may be the most complete list of knots you’ll find.

356 Knots from A to Z

Knot tying is easy and fun if you can just commit the steps to memory. With over 300 different knots to learn that can be quite the daunting task.

Click on one of the knots from the list below to see an in-depth video of how to tie it.

Adjustable Hitch
Alberto Knot
Albright Knot
Albright Special (Improved Albright)
Alpine Butterfly Bend
Alpine Butterfly Knot
Alpine Butterfly Loop
Alpine Coil (Climbing)
Anchor Bend
Anchor Hitch (Climbing)
Angler’s Loop (Fishing)
Arbor Knot
Ashley Bend
Ashley Stopper Knot (Oysterman’s Stopper)
Australian Braid
Australian Plait
Awning Hitch
Bachmann Knot
Back Splice
Backup Knot
Baja Knot
Barrel Hitch
Barrel Sling
Basket Hitch
Becket Hitch
Beer Knot
Bellringer’s Knot
Berkley Braid Knot
Better Bow Knot
Bimini Twist
Blake’s Hitch
Blood Knot
Bobber Stopper Knot
Boom Hitch
Braid Single Rope
Braid Three Strands (1)
Braid Three Strands (2)
Bristol Knot
Brummel Demo
Brummel Splice
Brummel, McDonald Method
Bunny Ears (Double Figure 8)
Buntline Hitch
Butcher’s Knot (Corned Beef Knot)
Butterfly Coil
Carrick Bend (Pretzel Knot)
Carrick Bend Mat
Celtic Knot
Centauri Knot
Chain Sinnet (Stitch)
Chain Splice
Child’s Swing
Cleat Hitch
Cleat Hitch (Deck)
Cleat Hitch (Halyard)
Climbing Net
Clinch Knot (Improved)
Clothesline Hitch
Clove Hitch
Clove Hitch using End
Clove Hitch using Half Hitches
Clove Hitch using Loops
Cobra Lanyard Knot
Common Whipping
Constrictor by Folding
Constrictor by Twisting
Constrictor Knot
Constrictor Using End
Constrictor Whipping
Cow Hitch (Lark’s Head)
Cow Hitch Using End
Cow Hitch Using Loops
Crown Sinnet
Curtain Tie Back
D-Loop (Archery)
Daisy Chain
Davy Knot
Diagonal Lashing
Diamond Knot
Directional Figure 8 Loop
Distel Hitch
Double Alpine Butterfly
Double Bowline
Double Davy Knot
Double Fisherman
Double Matthew Walker
Double Overhand Noose
Double Overhand Stopper
Double Sheet Bend
Double Throw Knot
Double Uni Knot
Drapery Tie Back
Drop Shot Rig
Dropper Loop
Duncan (Uni) Knot
Easy Snell Knot
Egg Loop Knot
Electrician’s Knot
Emergency Harness
Eskimo Bowline
EStar Hitch
EStar Stopper
Euro-Death Knot
Evenk Hitch
Eye Crosser Knot
Eye Splice
Farmer’s Loop
Farrimond Friction Hitch
FG Knot
Fiador Knot
Fieggen Shoelace Knot
Figure 8
Figure 8 Bend (Rope Join)
Figure 8 Coil
Figure 8 Flake, (Non Tangle)
Figure 8 Follow Through Loop
Figure 8 Loop
Figure 8 Loop, Directional Figure 8 Double Loop Knot
Figure 8 on a Bight
Figure 9 Loop
Figure Eight
Fireman’s Coil
Fish N Fool Knot
Fisherman’s Hitch
Flat Overhand Bend
Flemish Bend (Rope Join)
Flemish Flake (Spiral Coil)
Flemish Knot
Four-in-Hand Tie
French Prusik
French Sinnet One
French Sinnet Two
French Whipping
Friendship Knot, Diamond
Gasket Coil
Girth (Strap) Hitch
Gnat Hitch
Granny Knot
Grapevine Bend
Grinner Knot
Grog Sling
Grog’s Sliding Splice
Half Hitch
Half Knot
Half Windsor Tie
Halter Hitch
Halyard Hitch
Handcuff Knot
Harvester’s Hitch
Harvey Dry Fly Knot
Hasty Webbing Harness
Haymaker’s Hitch
Haywire Twist
Heaving Line Knot
Highwayman’s Hitch
Homer Rhode Loop Knot
Honda Knot
Howard Constrictor
Hunter’s Bend
Icicle Hitch
Icicle Hitch Using End
Icicle Hitch Using Loop
Improved Clinch
Improved Clinch Knot
Inline Figure 8 Loop
Italian Hitch
J Knot
Jansik Special
King Sling
Klemheist Knot
Knot Tyer Nail Knot
Knotless Knot
Knute Hitch
Kreh Loop
Lanyard (Cow) Hitch
Lanyard Knot, Cobra
Lanyard Knot, Diamond
Lark’s Head
Left Handed Bowline
Ligature (Instrument)
Ligature (One Hand)
Ligature (Two Hand)
Lighterman’s Hitch
Lineman’s Loop
Lock for Shoelace Knot
Long Bury Splice
Long Splice
Loop to Loop Join
Loop To Loop Knot
Lorry Knot
Machard Tresse
Magnus Hitch
Manrope Knot
Marlinspike Hitch
Masthead Knot Mat
Matthew Walker (Double)
Midshipman’s Hitch
Monkey Braid
Monkey Fist
Mooring Hitch
Mooring Line Stopper
Mountaineer’s Coil
Munter Hitch
Munter Mule Combination
Nail Knot
Nanofil Knot
Net Making
Non-Slip Mono
Non-Slip Loop Knot
Noose Knot
Ocean Plait Mat
Offshore Swivel Knot
One Handed Bowline
One Handed Ligature
One Handed Surgical Tie
Orvis Knot
Overhand Knot
Ovris Knot
Oysterman’s Stopper Knot
Packer’s Knot
Palomar Knot
Perfection Loop
Pile Hitch
Pitzen Knot
Poacher’s Knot
Portuguese Sinnet
Power Cinch Knot
Pratt Tie
Prusik Hitch
Prusik Knot
Prusik Loop
Quick Hitch
Quick Release Hitch
Rapala Knot
Rapala Knot Rat-Tail Stopper
Reef Knot
Reverse Clinch Knot
Riffle Hitch
Right Angle Rig
Ring Bend
Rolling Bend
Rolling Hitch
Rope Care and Cleaning
Rope Ladder
Rope Sling
Round Lashing
Round Turn 2 Half Hitches
Running Bowline
Safety Belt Hitch
Safety Knot
Sailmaker’s Whipping
Sailor’s Whipping
Sailors Coil
San Diego Jam Knot
Scaffold Knot
Schwabisch Hitch
Seaguar Knot
Shear Lashing
Sheet Bend
Shelby Tie
Shoelace Bow
Short Splice
Siberian Hitch
Sinnet #2974
Sliding Double Fisherman’s
Slim Beauty Knot
Slip Knot
Slipped Buntline
Slippery Eight Loop
Snell Knot
Snell Knot Uni
Soft Shackle
Soft Shackle Edwards
Soft Shackle Stronger
Solomon Bar
Spanish Bowline
Spider Hitch
Square (Reef) Knot
Square Lashing
Square Sinnet
Stevedore Stopper Knot
Stopper Knot
Stopper Loop
Strangle Knot (End)
Strangle Knot (Loop)
Strangle Snare
Strap Hitch
Strike Indicator Double Uni
Strike Indicator Loop Knot
Super Munter
Surgeon’s Knot (Fishing)
Surgeon’s Loop (Fishing)
Surgical Constr Around Forceps
Surgical Constr Instrument
Surgical Constr Retrieve
Surgical Constr Slide Down
Surgical Knot (Medical)
Surgical Tie Instrument
Surgical Tie One Hand
Surgical Tie Slip Knot
Surgical Tie Two Hand
Tautline Hitch
Tautline Hitch To Rope
Tenkara Level Line
Tenkara Traditional Line
Tensionless Hitch
Theodore Knot
Thief Knot
Timber Hitch
Transom Knot
Trilene Knot
Triple Fisherman’s
Triple Sliding Hitch
Tripod Lashing
Trucker’s Hitch
Trucker’s Quick Method
Tugboat Hitch
Tumble Hitch
Turk’s Head
Turle Knot
Two Half Hitches
Two Handed Ligature
Two Handed Surgical Tie
Underwriter’s Knot
Uni Knot
Valdotain Tresse
Wagoner’s Hitch
Wall and Crown
Wall Knot
Water Bowline
Water Knot
Weaver’s Knot
Webbing Harness
West Country Whipping
Willis Knot
Windsor Tie
World Fair Knot
Yosemite Bowline
Yosemite Tie Off
Yucatan Knot
Zeppelin Bend

Tim Seidler

Tim's not your typical outdoor guy. He's the guy that buys all the gear and then rarely uses it. But that's all changing now. He moved to the Pacific Northwest and has dedicated himself to learning everything there is to know about survival and the outdoors. What he lacks in experience he makes up for in natural curiosity, enthusiasm, and good looks.

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