To view steps:
Tab to image and Enter key
ALT + k and Enter key (IE)
Font size:
normal text size large text size largest text size


bowline knot

Make a 6. Make sure main part of rope is underneath.
Put end through eye - "rabbit up the burrow".
Bring end around the main rope - "rabbit around the tree".
Put end through eye - "rabbit back down the burrow".
Pull main part of rope and right hand side of loop to tighten.

Roll mouse over number to view step

step 1 step 2 step 3 step 4 step 5 step 6 step 7 step 8

Roll mouse over last step to restart animation

to view printable version click on knot

The bowline is a rescue and/or safety knot. You can tie the loop around you when you are hillwalking but an extra knot is required.
Care should be taken when tying this knot.

The objective of is to help scouts or scout leaders to teach knots so that the scout knots can be learnt by viewing the website or printouts obtained from the website. Some of these knots are rescue knots and must be taught by trained personnel.