Figure Eight loop
Figure of Eight knot, Figure Eight Follow Through and Flemish knot are all variations on the same basic knot. Even the Figure of eight-square-figure of eight knot, which is an over secure way to tie ropes togethere, uses the Figure of eight loop.
Take a bight, imagine you're holding the end and tie a figure eight knot with the bight. make sure the knot is dressed.
Usage and characteristics
Figure Eight loop is useful whenever you want a semi-permanent, fixed connection to a binner. It is quick to tie, very strong and very safe. Some tie an extra double overhand knot on the rope end. This is completely redundant, since a Figure Eight loop is an extremely safe knot and does not slip and unties by itself.
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