In this tutorial I show you how to tie the Innomiknot.
This is a rare knot. It is featured in The knot bible by Nic Compton. Supposedly the knot was used in the Pacific to tie down airplanes. Since the knot is a hitch and a secure one at that, this could indeed be the case. It has two distinctive features, well worth mentioning:
- the knot is fast and easy to tie
- it is a quick release knot, which you can untie in a moment.
Some attention is also given to the name, the “Innomiknot”. In Latin it should mean something like “the knot without a name”. Alas, this is something I can not confirm, my Latin is fairly non existent. But if the name of “the knot without a name” is Innomiknot, does it not have a name? This sort of a paradox is sure to cause an infinite loop on at least some computers :).
In any case, the knot is practical, easy to tie and untie and a fun one to know. So, let’s take a look at how to tie it!
Tying the knot
Below you can find both a photo and a video tutorial on the knot.
Take a cord and pass it under the object. In my case a rail.
Pass over the top of the rail onto the left side of the standing end.
Pull out the cord on the top and twist it for a total of 360 degrees- a full turn.
Pass the working end under the standing end.
Using your working end create a bight.
Pass the bight into the top loop.
Tighten up the knot by pulling on the standing end. Voila, the Innomiknot!
A video tutorial is available here: