The Simple Noose is the simplest of the nooses, and used mostly as a base for further work. It is a close relative of the overhand-knot and the Marline Hitch or Single Hitch. If used as a noose it is best to add an overhand-knot in the end. This noose can also be used as a “poor-man’s” snare for catching small birds.
Using the Simple Noose
It is a frequently tied knot – being used in the Arbor Knot and in knitting as the first loop when casting on – where it is frequently tied as a Noose and called a Slip Knot. It has many other uses including gaining initial control of the string when tying up a package.
Tying a Simple Noose
- Form a loop in the end of the rope.
- Tuck a bight of the standing end through the loop.
- Make the bight larger and pass it around the object.
- Pull on the standing end to tighten the noose.