Weaver’s Knot

How to Tie the Weaver’s Knot

The Weaver’s Knot is a really quick and easy knot to tie! For those of you that recognise your knots, you will see that the finished knot is the Sheet Bend (How to Tie the Sheet Bend). The Sheet Bend and the Weaver’s Knot are the same knot, but they are tied differently.

Why Use the Weaver’s Knot Method?

The Weaver’s Knot is used when you want to join two pieces of yarn together. OK, you can tie them together using the Sheet Bend method, but when using finer yarn, you will find that tying your knot using the Weaver’s Knot method, is just a little bit less fiddly.

What is the Weaver’s Knot Used For?

The Weaver’s Knot is used for joining yarns together. However, as someone that likes to make fishing nets, I use this knot to add more line, when the previous one runs out. Also if I want to change the colour of my fishing net, then I try to use the Weaver’s Knot. What I like about the Weaver’s Knot is that it is a low profile knot, easy to tie and secure in softer yarns. I would say that in some cases the Weaver’s Knot is not always the best. If you are using a rather stiffer line for net making, test the knot first. Tie the Weaver’s Knot and then push, pull and giggle it all about. If you see that the knot is loosening, then maybe try using the Surgeon’s Knot? How to Tie the Surgeon’s Knot

How to Tie the Weaver’s Knot Video Tutorial

In this short and sweet video, you will learn how to tie the Weaver’s Knot. Although this is tied in fine yarn, I have scaled it up and demonstrated tying the knot in my usual cordage.

Personally, since learning to tie the Weaver’s Knot, I have also adopted this way of tying the sheet bend when I use larger rope. What are your opinions of tying the Sheet Bend in this way?


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