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This is a type of anchor knot, or bend, used to attach a rope to a ring or a pole. The knot stays tied when the rope is slack, and stays firm when tension is applied. It's easy to tie, and easy to untie.

Take rope in hand with a foot or so spare. Wrap the rope twice around the fixture, then take the end of the rope and feed it back through the loops. Finish with a half hitch.


                                 | . |
                        ____     | . |
                        \ . \    | . |
                         \ . \   | . |
                          \ . \  | . |
                           ) . ) | . |
                     ______|_._|_| . |__
                    / . . . . . .| . |. \
                   / . __________| . | . \
                  / . /     ) . )| . |\ . \
                 / . /     / . / | . | \ . \
                / . /     / . /  | . |  ) . )
               / . /     / . /___|___|_/ . /
              / . /     / . . . . . . . . /
             / . /      \________________/
            / . /   _____________| . |____
           / . /   / . . . . . . | . | .  \
          / . /   / . ___________| . |__ . \
         / . /   / . /   _______ | . |  \ . \
        / . /   / . /   / . .   \| . |   \ . \
       / . /   / . /   / . ___ . | . |    ) . )
      / . /   / . /   / . /   \ .| . |   / . /
      \ . \_ / . /___/ . /___ /__|___|__/ . /
       \ .  / . /. ./ . / . . . . . . . .  /
        \_ / . /___/ . /__________________/
         x( . /xxx/ . /XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx
        XX| . \XX/ . /XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx
      xXXX \ . \( . (     / . / / . / XXXx
     xXXX   \ . \\ . \___/_._/_/ . /   XXXx
    xXXX     \ . \\ . . . . .  .  /     XXXx
    xXX       \ . \\_____________/       XXx
    XXXx       \ . \__/ . /             xXXX
     XXXx       \ . .  . /             xXXX
      XXXx       \______/             xXXX 
       XXXx                          xXXX
         XXXx                      xXXX
           XXXx                  xXXX
             XXXx             xXXX 
               xXXXXXxxxxxXXXXXx
                  XXXXXXXXXX

Thanks go to tkil's write-up on Drawing knots with ASCII art, for the inspiration to try drawing one.

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