was named such because of the way it can be lengthened by continuingthe plat. It is possible to create a knot of any length by increasing the number of bights.The width of the knot can only be altered by the number of times the knot ply is increasedand the thickness of the rope. This picture shows a 4-ply tied in 8mm diameter rope, whichfinishes up about 17 cm wide and 38 cm long. It requires 12 m of rope.If you need some suitable rope, just visit our on-line rope store atwww.nauticalrope.co.ukwhere you can also buy the finished decorative rope work if you do not have time to learnto tie your own right now.To tie a prolong knot, follow the diagrams below:The excess length of rope required at the working ends to form the full knot has beenremoved from the diagrams for clarity. As the knot is formed, to maintain it’s shape workmore slack through the knot structure as required.If the knot is to have triple or more ply, keep the initial structure very loose as it is easier totighten a loose knot than loosen one that has become too tight.The diagrams show a completed stage of the knot in blue and the next development actionin red. Each subsequent diagram shows the previous action completed in blue so if youare not sure what the red arrows are indicating, look at the next diagram for the requiredresult.
Step 1:Step 2:Work slack into the knot and draw down the loops shown.Step 3:Twist the outside edge of the left loop over the top.
Step 4:Twist the outside edge of the right loop underneath it’s other side but over the top of theleft loop.Step 5:Take the right hand working end and lead it: over - under - under – over.