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 bowline