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Figure of eight knot

figure of eight

Make bend in rope.
Cross over.
Bring behind.
Put end through loop formed.
Pull ends to tighten.

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Use:
The figure of eight knot is a stopper knot (it stops end of rope running through eye). The figure of eight is used mostly at the end of a sailing sheet (rope) to stop the rope going through the eye when the sheet is flying loosely.