How to tie a sheet bend

The sheet bend is very fast to tie and is useful when joining two ropes of different diameters.
Also known as Becket bend (when made fast to an eye instead of a loop), the Sheet Bend is often considered one of the most essential knots and is related in structure to the bowline. If the two free ends are not on the same side of the knot, the result is a left-handed sheet bend of significantly reduced strength.
1. Form a bight in the end of the larger of two lines.




2. Pass the working end of the smaller line up through the bight, on the same side as the working end of the larger line.



3. Pass the working end of the smaller line around behind the bight of the larger line.

4. Bring the working end over and across the bight, passing under its own working part.

5. Fair the knot by pulling the small lines standing part, tightening the bight and nipping its own part, locking the bend.

6. For more security, tie a Double sheet bend. Pass the working end around behind the night a second time.

7. Bring the working end over and across the bight, passing under its own working part parallel to the first pass.

8. Fair the knot by pulling the small lines standinding part and working end, tightening the bight and nipping its own part, locking the bend.

Photos courtesy of Columbia what knot app

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