How to Tie The Palomar Knot

The Palomar Knot is another very simple knot. It is regarded as one of the strongest knots known. Its great virtue is that it can safely be tied at night with a minimum of practice.

Instructions for tying the Palomar Knot:

  1. Double the line over to make a loop. Then feed the loop through the eyelet of the hook.

  2. Tie a simple Overhand Knot in the doubled line, letting the hook hang loose. Avoid twisting the lines.

  3. Pass the hook through the end of the loop.

  4. Then pull on the hook, the standing line, and the tag end of the line to tighten the knot. Snug down tightly around the eyelet.

  5. Tying the Palomar Knot is complete.