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The Sheet Bend

The Sheet Bend is used to join two ropes of different thick nesses together. The smaller diameter rope should pass around the larger one. This knot can be used to tie a rope to an eye for light loads. The knot is very fast to tie and when slipped, is on of the easiest to work with.

Related: The Double Sheet Bend

To Tie a Sheet Bend:

Form a bight (with the larger diameter rope).Sheet bend 1
Insert the second rope under and then over the end of the first rope.Sheet bend 2
Take the end of the second rope and bring it under the bight.Sheet bend 3
Bring the end over the bight, putting it under its own standing part.Sheet bend 4
Pull on both standing parts to set the knot.Sheet bend 5

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