Bowline Knot Story


  1. Begin my making a loop in the line with the working end over the standing part. Make the loop counter clockwise.
  2. Next, poke the end through the loop from below.
  3. Continue to wrap the end counter clockwise around the standing part and then poke it through the loop from above.
  4. Now pull it tight…and the bowline is finished.

The Story:

A field mouse comes out of its hole, runs around the tree, and then goes back down the hole.

Explanation: The hole is the loop you make in the rope, the tree is the standing part of the rope, and the working end of the rope is the field mouse.