I have finally had a chance to look at your booklet. Excellent content and presentation! I think anyone who reads this will find it very useful.
I picked up a few things I hadn't come across before - eg the End Bound Bowline and Lee's locked finish (I use the Yosemite finish a lot, which is ⅔ of this).
Not sure if I will ever need it, but I loved the Spanish Bowline
A couple of comments:
1. Pg 15 your description of the Midshipman's hitch vs Rolling hitch are not as I understand them to be.
As I understand it, the Rolling hitch can be tied in two versions - used around a rope
(where the round turn overlaps the standing end = #1735) and around a pole (where the round turn is made free of the standing end = #1734).
When a loop is formed and the line is tied back on itself, then if the version of the Rolling hitch is used for tying around a rope
, it is called the Midshipman's hitch. If the version is used for tying around a pole (not as secure in this case) then it is now commonly called a Tautline hitch. I think there is some confusion around about the use of the term 'Tautline', which makes it hard.
Your diagram simply refers to the two examples as 'Midshipman's hitch' and 'Rolling hitch' when a type of rolling hitch is used in both versions.
2. Pg 18 is a bit confusing too.
The most secure simple single
bowline and the one we commonly call a 'Bowline' is #1010 and it can be tied overhand and underhand. If it is tied left handed then it is no longer a #1010, it becomes a #1034½ (also known as a 'Left handed bowline' or a 'Cowboy bowline', an inferior knot).
Maybe not putting both descriptions and figures under the heading of #1010 would make this clearer.
Also, a very common misconception is that the term 'Left handed bowline' refers to which hand is used to tie the knot and therefore the direction the initial loop is made (not which way the working end goes around the standing end after the initial loop has been formed). Maybe spell that out too?
I have a few suggestions for additional knots. I will jot them down and post them after breakfast.
Originally Posted by 75RR
Fig. 18 is a little more complicated; and in truth, Fig. 19 is easier to tie and superior to it.
Could you check this please? I think the reverse is true - the one in Fig 18 is superior. Fig 19 is not recommended. It would be very useful to make this clear in your booklet
Anyway, thanks for compiling this handy collection of knots into such an easy and clear format and making it freely available.