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Sheepshank knot


Make a bend in the rope.Make a second bend. The bigger the bends the more the rope will shorten.

Now make a half hitch.
Put the bend through the half hitch.
Make another half hitch.
Put the bend through the half hitch on the left.
Pull ends to tighten.

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The sheepshank knot is used for shortening a rope. This is the traditional method of tying the knot.