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This maker was inspired by an old post here on Make: Online, of the “Top Ten Most Useful Knots,” to create a wallet card of several useful knots.

Infocard: Useful Knots


Top Ten Most Useful Knots

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. snarkyFish says:

    For those of you with iphones, I find Knot Guide well worth it.

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Oops. Added to post. Thanks.

  3. Becky Stern says:

    I always learned “if you can’t tie a knot, tie a LOT!” =]

    1. Dan says:

      #10 Sheepshank

      This knot is obsolete, and when tied with synthetic rope, has been proven to be unsafe. In practice, the sheepshank should never be used.

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