Span Loop Knot – Quick Easy Loop in a Rope – No Jam Loop Knot – How to Tie the Span Loop

Span Loop Knot – Quick Easy Loop in a Rope – No Jam Loop Knot – How to Tie the Span Loop


span loop or the span loop knot
hello everybody welcome back and today’s little exercise is putting another loop
knot that goes into the bite of a rope but this one you don’t see it very often
I don’t have found very little information out about it other than the
fact is that it’s really really easy to tie and even when it’s been under load
it is really easy to untie and so therefore in my opinion this is probably
a pretty good little loop knot to know however I would say probably in
comparison to the Alpine butterfly if you’re using that for safety purposes
stick to the Alpine butterfly knot this simply for the fact is that this knot is
easy to undo even when it’s been loaded so anyway let’s get on and tie this and
what I’m going to do is I’ll show you a tabletop method of tying this and then
towards the end of the video I will show you a quick method of tying this little
loop knot so anyway let’s get on and let’s get knotting okay so the first
method of tying the span loop is going to be the tabletop method and then we’ll
go on and do the fast method and to tie it is really really simple so as you can
see working ends going in opposite directions top and bottom and the first
thing that I’m going to do is get hold of my cordage in the middle here and
just put a loop in it so if you look here I’m twisting the cordage so that it
now goes this it’s going around over itself and then back down towards me so
now that I’ve done that I’ve created that loop there and I’m just going to
close it up a little bit because we don’t need a big loop and the next thing
I’m gonna do in this piece of rope here what I’m gonna do is I’m going to form a
Bight and now when we look at this the size of this Bight here is approximately
the size of the loop that we’re going to have because this piece here is going to
actually create the loop of our span loop
so now that I’ve put a bite in there what I do now is I get and put a bite in
that piece there so I’ve got a bite there a bite there and then the next
thing I’m gonna do is the bite this bottom bite here I’m going to pass it
through that loop we created at the top there and then just draw it up so we can
draw it up and for those of you who know the bell ringers not we’ve basically
tied that there the next thing that I’m going to do now is this bottom loop here
what I’m gonna do is I’m going to take it and fold it underneath all my work so
I’ve taken it folding it underneath and so it comes up at the top there and then
the final thing that I need to do is this loop here so this top right hand
loop here passes through this loop here and then pull it down and that’s all we
do and then pull it down and I’ve only made myself a small loop in here just
dress it up nice and smartly and it will pull up nice and tight and there you go
we can you can now see we’ve created a nice loop or a span loop in the bite of
our rope here and to be honest put some loading on it you can load it up it will
take loading is supposed to be a fairly secure not this one but the beauty of
this particular knot is that even when it’s been loaded it is really really
simple and easy to undo so that was tying it the table top method and just
let me lay it out and we’ll go ahead and tie the first time method okay so as you
can see once again in front of me I’ve got my rope and I’m just going to first
thing I’m gonna do is get hold of my cordage here and just put a bite in that
cord at that point there the next thing that I want to do is I want to take
enough cordage through and what we’re looking for is what we take through here
at this point will be our loop again so I’m gonna take a little bit through and
then once I’ve got a little bit through I’m going to then lay my bite over the
top so take by bite layer over the top like
so and then all I’m gonna do is just put my thumb underneath it and then twist
twist it and there we go we’ve now created our bell-ringers not as such or
for those of you who also recognize it the first part of a sheepshank so just
let’s tighten that up a bit so that bite now that’s been created there we’ve got
another bite down the bottom here or a loop and all I’m gonna do now is take it
around the back so I’ve taken my loop underneath round the back pass it
through that bite there and that’s it then we just go up and tighten up pull
up on it dress it up nicely and it’s easily adjustable if you want a bigger
loop you can actually adjust it when the knots tied and so there you have it once
again what we’ve got here is we’ve got the span loop or the span loop knot so
if you like this knot if you use this knot description down below
no sorry in the comments down below tell me about it
let’s have a chat about this particular knot but personally this one is so quick
so simple I love it so anyway once again thanks everybody for watching please do
share these videos because it helps me and the channel out and I’ll see you
again next time bye bye

5 Comments on “Span Loop Knot – Quick Easy Loop in a Rope – No Jam Loop Knot – How to Tie the Span Loop”

  1. I’ll have to remember that one, I have a good use for it, I have my dingy on a clothesline arrangement and am always tying a loop in the painter at different locations to slip over a piece of propeller shaft set in a rock.

  2. Very nice. This is a knot I have been struggling with. Mine always closes on me. I used to use it for a high line to tie my horses on for the night while in the mountains, but now I use it mostly to add a Dutchman so that I can tighten the rope and make my loads secure. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

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