The Double Lineman’s Knot is great for an emergency bosun’s chair or a sling for a ladder, or a low-chafe shackle attachment, or a Trucker’s Hitch.
To Tie a Double Lineman’s Loop:
|Start with a loosely made Single Lineman’s Loop. Hold the knot and standing parts with one hand. With your other hand, open up the loop and fold it down over the knot.|
|Pull up on the 2 bights that lead directly to the loop.|
|Draw the 2 bights up to form 2 loops. The original loop will draw up around the 2 standing parts. If the bights do no draw out readily, try holding the knot itself with one hand while pulling up on the bights with the other.|
|You now have the finished knot.|