Sheet Bend The Sheet Bend is a useful knot for tying two ropes together, even when rope sizes and materials differ greatly. It is suitable for most non-critical applications. It is important that the tag (free) ends of both ropes of the sheet bend be on the same side of the finished knot. For more security use the doubled version (Becket Bend) which is the same as the single version but with an extra coil around the standing loop.

Sheet Bend

1. Form a loop in the end of one rope. Pass the free end of the rope to be joined under the opening of the loop, around both parts of the first rope and back under itself.

2. Pull all four ends to tighten.

3. Two wraps around both parts of the first rope make a Doubled Sheet Bend.

See animated Sheet Bend below.

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