A Knot A Day: 365 Knot Challenges for All Abilities (Paperback)
This beautifully produced compendium gives you a knot challenge for every day of the year. With hundreds to choose from, all colour coded by use, you can work through the book from start to finish, gradually building on your knowledge as you go, or alternatively dipping in and out for your daily knotting fix.
- all the essential knots
- useful hitches, bends, whippings and splices
- handy knots for making outdoor items: plant hangers, harnesses, tree swings, rope ladder
- mini knot craft projects: cool keyrings, friendship bracelets, belts, mats
- magic 'trick' knots: escapology knots, vanishing knots, travelling knots
- freestyle knots: have a go at the 'thrown bowline' (an old cowboy trick)
- everyday fashion knots - new ways to tie your shoelaces, scarf, or even your tie!
You won't escape this book without learning something, and you won't put it down without picking up an interesting fact or useful technique. Give it a month and you'll be a knot tying fanatic; give it a year and you'll be a knotting supremo!
About the Author
Nic Compton was deputy editor and then editor of Classic Boat from 1996 to 2000. Since then, he has travelled the world as a freelance writer/photographer.
“This is a fun, well-photographed collection of knots for any and every occasion. Sure to delight scouts, sailors, amateur magicians, and shoelace mavens alike.” —Booklist (US)
“Brings together a year's worth of ways to work with rope, from traditional hitches to magic tricks. Suitable for both adults and children...increasing in complexity across the year, it's designed to encourage you to master the basics before attempting more advanced knots. There is a good variety of classic hitches, bends, coils and splices, but there are many more unusual and obscure knots that will have you testing your skills.” —Waterways World
“What better time to further your skills? Nic Compton has set the tempting task of 365 different knot challenges for all ages and abilities, so you can hitch, bend, whip and splice your way through 2021.” —Yachting World
“A beautifully designed guide ... For readers looking to beef up their knot knowledge, this is a handy resource.” —Publishers Weekly
"This charming book is full of innovative ways to turn a length of rope, a tie or even a scarf into something much more interesting and useful.. this book promises hours of enjoyment." - RNLI magazine
"Every sailor probably has a book of knots gathering dust on a shelf but you’d be hard pressed to find one as comprehensive as [this]." - Sailing Magazine
"Clearly written and superbly illustrated, this book presents a wealth of solutions for securing one item to another." - The Ensign