How to tie the Constrictor Knot
In this short video I will show you how to tie the constrictor knot. The Constrictor knot has to be one of the most used knots, and is really a good knot to learn. The Constrictor Knot is relatively easy to tie, but can be sometimes rather difficult to untie. It has many uses because of its ability to lock tightly around an object.
Constrictor Knot Used for Decorative Knotwork
The Constrictor Knot is not a very decorative knot, but when it comes to decorative knotwork, the Constrictor knot is an essential knot to know. Very often when creating something decorative, you really need t knot that will hold many strands in position. This is where the constrictor knot comes in handy. It is a very easy knot to tie, once it has been tightened around your work, it can be rather difficult to undo. In the photo below, you can see the lighter cord is forming a constrictor knot to hold my tarred bell rope together. Often if I use a constrictor knot in decorative knotwork, rather than undo it, I just cut then ends short. I will then cover the constrictor knot with my decorative work as I go along,
Two Ways of Tying the Constrictor Knot
I hate it when I write “there are two ways of tying the constrictor knot”, as there is always someone that tells me about another method of tying the knot. The two ways that I know are 1. Folded Method of Tying the Constrictor Knot. 2. The line end method of tying the Constrictor Knot.
Tying the Constrictor Knot Tutorial Video
In this video you will see both versions of the constrictor knot being tied.
The Constrictor Knot Other Uses
It is not just a life saver in holding your work together when decorative knotting. It also has other good practical purposes. Basically if you want to lash something in a really secure way, then this knot will hold tight. You can of course also tie it so that it is slipped, thereby making it easier to undo. I also often use the constrictor knot to tie up the throat of a bag, I then know that the contents of the back will not spill.