back and forth (as in the french bowline) when the weight is shifted.
To tie a spanish bowline, take a bight and bend it back away from you (fig. 4-15, view 1), forming two bights. Then lap one bight over the other (view 2). Next, grasp the two bights where they cross at (a) in view 2. Fold this part down toward you, forming four bights (view 3). Next, pass bight (c) through bight (e) and bight (d) through bight (f) (view 4). The complete knot is shown in view 5.
The RUNNING BOWLINE is a good knot to use in situations that call for a lasso. To form this knot, start by making a bight with an overhand loop in the running end (fig. 4-16, view 1). Now, pass the running end of the line under and around the standing part and then under one side of the loop (view 2). Next, pass the running end through the loop, under and over the side of the bight, and back through the loop (view 3).
Figure 4-15. - Spanish bowlineContinue Reading