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Ampersand

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IGKT Name:WKI Ampersand

 

OI-8:12-1

 

Alternate Names

The Granny Ampersand

 

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Tension on ends B and D causes the knot to tip towards D and lock.

 

Tension on A tips the knot back and allows it to slip.

 

Holding the knot enables it to be slipped along AB

 

 

Line Diagram

 

Methods of Tying

 

Holding ends A and D, work with ends B and C.

Start as if to tie a left handed Granny Knot. i.e. tie a left handed overhand knot, then put end C over D but instead of passing C back and up through the hole, pass it back and around itself before passing it down the hole from the front.

 

Uses

 

Slip/grip hitch

 

Strength

Unknown

 

History

Discovered in a change pocket

 

Problems

Pull on the wrong end and you are left holding a piece of cord

 

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