Figure-Eight Knot

Use the figure-eight knot to make a knot on the end of a rope or to

prevent the end of the strands from untwisting. Form a loop like Fig. 53

near the end of the rope, bringing the short end over the long rope;

then pass the short end under the long rope once, as shown by dotted

line, and carry it up over and through the loop (Fig. 54). Pull it up

tightly to bring the end square across the rope (Fig. 55). This knot is

not difficult to untie.