Triple Overhand Knot

This next knot in the multiple overhand series is tied similarly to the Double Overhand, but with three passes through the loop instead of two. When tied this way, it also has the belly-and-spine appearance you see in step 1.

1 Tying this knot, you follow the steps described in the Double Overhead Knot, adding an extra loop at the end.

2 When you pull on both ends to tighten the knot, the belly will wrap around the spine, giving the knot its final barrel shape when fully tightened.

3 A popular way to tie this knot is to make the wraps working backward along the standing part, and then passing the running end through all the wraps at once.

You will follow the same procedure when tying the Uni-Knot, as described in Chapter 11.

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