How to Tie the Footrope Knot
The Footrope Knot is often made with three strand rope. Firstly unravel a bit of three strand rope, then you tie a Crown Knot, after which underneath that you tie a Wall Knot. Just make this loosely to start with. The follow the original leads around, there by doubling the knot. Eventually, you will find that your three strands pass up through the centre of the knot. For those of you who know how to tie the Manrope Knot, you will find that the process of tying it is very similar. With the Manrope knot you first tie a Wall Knot and then a Crown Knot. With the Footrope Knot you tie a Crown Knot and then a Wall Knot. With a Footrope Knot you leads come out from the centre of the knot, where as the Manrope Knot those leads are tuck back down into the knot.
What is the Footrope Knot Used For
I am sure that there are other uses for the Footrope Knot, but I personally like to use this as a transition knot when I have a lanyard of multiple strands. You may also have a length of rope and you want to put a decorative knot part way along that rope, You could unravel the strands and then tie the Footrope knot and then relay the strands again, It is not easy to do, but when you are able to do it, people will wonder how you got such a beautiful knot in the middle of your rope.
How to Tie a Footrope Knot Video
In this photo, you can see that the rope has been unravelled and a Diamond Knot put in and then the rope has been laid up again. Had I have used a Footrope Knot, then it would have been bulkier than what is shown in the photo.
The trick with putting any knot in the middle of a rope, is keep twisting the strands so that they keep their original shape……… as much as possible.