The Farmer's Loop Knot is very useful when you want to make a loop in a rope away from an end of the rope. The loop can serve as a handhold or place to attach tools and other objects. You can also tie farmer’s loops to take up slack in a line or isolate a bad section of a rope. It is easy to untie. The Farmer's loop is tied in the bight, that is, without the ends. It is similar in that way to the Alpine Butterfly.
Farmer's Loop Knot Tying Instructions
- Start by wrapping the rope around your palm three times, letting the ends hang.
- Next, lift the middle loop over the right loop (which becomes the middle).
- In the same manner, pull the new middle loop over the left loop.
- Again, middle over right.
- Now middle over left, and pull out a little further to make the final loop of desired size.