If, like me, you often forget how to tie a particular knot or would just like to learn a few new ones, then this section might help.
All the videos are courtesy of the excellent Groggs Knots (https://www.animatedknots.com/) and visiting their site will give you much more information as well as useful variations of the knots shown below.
Alpine Butterfly Bend
Reliable bend used to join two ropes of roughly similar size.
Alpine Butterfly Loop
Secure loop in the middle of a length of rope.
Excellent knot to attach an anchor line to an anchor.
Reasonably secure loop in a rope’s end – and easy to undo.
Secure hitch originally used to join buntlines to square sails.
Cleat Hitch (Deck)
Attaches rope to cleat. Often used for Dock Lines.
Cleat Hitch (Halyard)
Attaches rope to cleat – used for halyards, clotheslines, etc.
Temporary hold, e.g. mooring buoy.
Compact knot to join halyard to a shackle at top of a sail.
Easy attachment to a mooring pole or to make rope fence.
Popular slide and grip knot, may fail with modern ropes.
Round Turn & Two Half Hitches
Excellent way of securing a rope to a post or ring.
Joins two ropes and avoids the risk of jamming.