How to Tie a Figure 8 Knot, Mid-Rope
This version of the overhand knot is stronger with lower-creep, yet easily-untied. This knot is perfect for securing everything from guylines to climbing harnesses.
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Put a bight in a mid-portion of the rope.
Continue twisting another half turn, as shown.
Insert the bight through the loop originally created with the first twist. Note the distinctive “figure eight” pattern.
Tighten and neaten the knot, removing excess kinks and laying the cords parallel throughout.
Text and photos by Steve Howe
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