Cleat Hitch
Square Knot
Figure-8 Knot
Clove Hitch
Bowline 1
Bowline 2
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Basic Knots — The Bowline    
Forming the bowline around post or spar
Step 1: Throw line around post or spar, and form overhand knot.
Step 2: Snap the short end so it becomes a straight line. This should automatically make a loop in the other.
Step 3: Take short end out of this loop, around the main part, and back through the loop.

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