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This knot is the traditional knot used in most netting. It is quite secure and not very prone to slipping. Other knots are sometimes used in netting, and I will be adding instructions and proper uses for them to this site in the future. It's probably best to practice this knot with two pieces of heavier string or rope before moving on to netting with the finer yarns and threads. This knot is used on the second row and beyond, to attach your string to the row above.

sheet bend knot, step one

To make a sheet bend knot:
Bring the working end of your string up through the middle of the loop from the back to the front.

sheet bend knot, step two

Bring the working string around the back of the loop from right to left.

sheet bend knot, step three

Bring the working string back around to the front of the loop.

sheet bend knot, step four

Thread the working end of the string under the part of the working string that is in front of the loop, keeping the working end in front of the loop.

sheet bend knot, step five

Tighten carefully, and you have your knot.

incorrect sheet bend knot

This sheet bend mistake is very easy to make, and will produce a knot that is very insecure, and prone to slipping and coming undone. Be sure to tighten the knot around the loop, rather than under it.

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