“Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda
My 2 Cents
As I said before, you can not learn if you use the words “Can’t” and “Knots” in the same sentence?
There are only 10 basic reasons to tie knots, only 8 are needed most of the time, I showed you before you if you learn Figure-8 knot you can tie four different knows; Well, we can do the same tie four different knots that surve differnent purposes with only a slight variation to the basic knot.
One of the first hitches we teach is the clove hitch, a slipery clove hitch, it is also the root for the bellringers loop a key part in a truckers hitch, a sheep shank, multiple loop,
This is the first knot I teach my students, the Figure 8 stopper knots are used to prevent the rope from sliding through the hands, another knot, and stopping the rope from fraying. The Figure 8 Stopper after dressing provides a nice appearance and is easily untied.
Slipper Clove Hitch
With one little change a tug and the hithch will come untied.
Figure 8 with Multiple Loops – AKA Karash Double Loop
Figure 8 Hitch – Attaching a Rope to an Object
Fig 8 Bend – Used for Tying Two Ropes Together
Please Note: Disclaimer
If life or property depends on the rigging you set up do not rely on the instructions above but have a qualified mentor observe you tying a knot that is new to you. A slight change in how the knot is tied can be the difference between having the line hold dependably and having it spill unexpectedly. Use at your own risk.