The Hangman's Noose
An easy and useful knot
This knot is easy to master and, with practise, can be tied with your eyes closed. The trick is to make a large bow and hold it against the palms of both hands with fingers 2-4, leaving your index fingers and thumbs free.
Wrap the tag end of the line 5-8 times around the noose 'legs' by manipulating all between your index fingers and thumbs.
To finish the knot, lubricate with saliva and slowly draw the tag end of the line tight with one hand whilst pinching the wraps with the other hand so that they bunch up neatly as the knot tightens.
Once tightened, the main line can be pulled through the wraps to increase or decrease the size of the noose loop. Do this slowly or the heat of friction could weaken your line.
Neatly trim the tag end of the line.