I’ve got another knot for you today, but I have to tell you that I don’t like it much. It’s essentially the Simple Noose knot with a Half Hitch thrown in for good measure. The knot is fine because it’s a stronger noose the the simple version, but the reason I don’t care for it much is because when the knot is tightened or in use, the overhand portion of it separates from the half hitch portion. It’s cumbersome to dress, but I suppose it’s effective overall, as long as you tighten it properly and neaten things up.
Here’s how you tie it.
Start off with your rope.
Bring the working end underneath the standing part of the rope and then back around the top. Then, tie an Overhand Knot.
Tighten that portion of the knot. After that, take the working end of the rope and move it under the standing part. Wrap it around and tie a Half Hitch.
Finally, to finish the knot, pull both working ends tight. This is where things get sort of tricky because, as you’ll notice, the two knots don’t like to play nice with each other. They end up okay though, so give it a shot.
They say this knot is used by anglers for their tackle, Eskimos to string bows and by weavers to rig looms. They also say it’s sometimes referred to as the Packer’s Knot. I looked up the Packer’s Knot and this definitely isn’t the more popular version of that. That’s more of a figure eight knot. Perhaps I’ll cover that one here as well. Enjoy!