Get Knotted: Learn to tie 15 important knots
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Get Knotted: Learn to tie 15 important knots

A simple and easy to follow guide on how to tie and use the most important knots in every day life.
2.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
129 students enrolled
Created by Bruce Wade
Last updated 7/2013
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • understand the different types of rope
  • understand the different categories of knots
  • Learn how to select the right knot for the job
  • Learn how to tie and untie each knot
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  • a few meters of spare rope, cotton or nylon

There is noting more frustrating than having to tie a rope in an emergency and you do not know what knot to use or how to tie it. This simple easy to follow course will guide you through some of the top useful knots that you will need to use in your life.

Who is the target audience?
  • sports persons
  • scouts
  • yachtsmen
  • rock climbers
  • hobbiests
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to Rope
3 Lectures 06:00
      • Welcome to Get Knotted. This course will give you an overview into ropes, knots and teach you to tie 15 different knots from 4 categories. We trust you will enjoy, learn and get knotted.

Preview 01:30

Before we start on the knots, it is important to know what rope to use for what function. This lecture looks at the major categories of ropes, their uses as well as some pros and cons of each.
Preview 04:30

Table containing the different types of rope, their pros and cons and some common uses
Handout to support the different types of rope and their uses
1 page
Introduction to Knots
2 Lectures 02:36
In this video we look at the various parts of a rope and the different categories of knots.

Please use the handout in the next lecture as reference

Preview 02:36

Handout to support the introduction of Knots and the different categories
1 page
End Knots
3 Lectures 04:40
End knots are used to prevent a rope from slipping through a block or cleat.
Introduction to End Knots

The Figure of 8 knot is the most basic of end knots used to prevent rope slipping through cleats and blocks. 
The Figure of Eight

The 3 Fold Overhand is a more stronger end knot and will prevent ropes slipping through cleats or blocks. This knot is easier to undo than the figure of 8.
The 3 Fold Overhand
Loop Knots
7 Lectures 16:38
Loop knots are designed to tie loops either at an end or on the bight of a rope, each with a specific purpose.
Preview 00:58

The Bowline is used mostly in the yachting and maritime sectors. This versatile and strong knot is the perfect loop knot and can be broken or undone easily, even after being put under huge pressure.
The Bowline

The French Bowline has two slip loops suitable as a bowson's chair
The French Bowline

The Spanish Bowline has two fixed loops, suitable to lift cargo, logs, animals and people.
The Spanish Bowline

The Slip Loop is an easy to tie loop that does not require access to the ends of the rope.
The Slip Loop

The alpine loop is a strong loop used in climbing and can be tied without access to the ends of the ropes
The Alpine Loop

The Englishman's loop is an easy to tie attractive knot that will untie easily. 
The Englishman's Loop
Joining Knots
4 Lectures 08:40
When you need to join two ropes of the same size and composition or of two different types, these knots will serve you well.
Preview 00:42

The reef knot is used to join similar ropes together. Not to be confused with the granny knot, this knot can be undone even after being put under pressure. It is also widely used in first aid in bandages and slings as it lies flat once tied.
The Reef Knot

The single and double Sheet Bend are used to join ropes of dissimilar composition or size. These are strong and attractive knots. May be hard to undo if they have been put under a lot of pressure.
The Sheet Bend

The Carrick Bend is a permanent knot to join two ropes of equal size.
The Carrick Bend
Throwing Knots
3 Lectures 08:35
Throwing knots are used on heaving lines and rescue equipment. A good throwing knot will add 10 fold distance to any throw.
Preview 00:57

The monkey's fist is hard to tie, but will a great throwing knot.
The Monkey's Fist

The heaving line knot is easier to make than the monkey's fist but will not throw as far.
The Heaving Line Knot
1 Lecture 00:44
Congratulations on completing this course. I trust it was helpful and as much fun in taking it as it was to compile.

If you are interested in more knotting courses, please look out for the rope Splicing course as well as the rope matting course.

Thanks You.

About the Instructor
Bruce Wade
3.5 Average rating
41 Reviews
1,832 Students
13 Courses
Coach and Owner at the Entrepreneur Incubator

I am a well-balanced leader with good problem solving and management skills. I am passionate about human behaviour and development and love interacting with people at all levels of industry. My career has covered a huge range of job functions and experience that has developed both my character and expertise.

I currently own a business involved in coaching and mentoring small business owners and entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneur Incubator and Academy has been functioning since 2005 in various forms assisting both local and national clients