How to Tie the Manrope Knot
Firstly, you will need to unravel the three strand rope, far enough back to be able to tie the Manrope Knot. It will help you to then to tie up the rope with bit of sting and tie the constrictor knot around the rope. By doing this, it will prevent the rope from unravelling further. With the three strands you firstly need to tie a Wall Knot, but not too tightly. Your next step is to tie a Crown Knot above the Wall Knot. Then you will start to following the knot around, so that in effect you are doubling it. When you have gone all the way round doubling it, you should then have in your hand a loose Diamond style knot. Now go round and start pulling out all the slack, nice and gently, nice and evenly. Finally, your three loose ends are then tucked down through the centre of your Manrope Knot. Now that you have created the Manrope Knot, go round and tighten it up really tightly. You can then cut the loose ends back so that they are not visible.
What is the Manrope Knot Used For
The Manrope Knot is often made using three strand rope, this is used as a stopper knot on the end of a rope. You will often see this particular knot where the strands are covered with a canvas sleeve prior to actually tying the knot. You will often see the Manrope Knot used in creating a decorative stopper knot on the end of rope barriers.
You could also use the Manrope Knot when attaching your ditty bag handle to your ditty bag. Adds an extra decorative touch to your ditty bag making skills.
Manrope Knot and Footrope Knot Comparison
The Manrope and Footrope knot are tied in a very similar fashion, or lets say that the knots are actually reversed. The Footrope Knot starts with a Crown knot and then a Wall Knot, whilst the Manrope Knot is tied with a Wall Knot and then a Crown. Also, the image below will show you the difference between the two when completed.
Here is the link on how to tie the Footrope Knot. This can also be found in Ashley’s Book of Knots 847