To create this article, 26 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more Despite the humorous name, this fighting style has deliberate moves and resemble the actions of an over indulger. The following will show how to use this style.
Strong gusts and wind bursts can be a nuisance on nice summer picnics or outdoor entertainments. One easy and elegant solution is to hang weights along the edge of a tablecloth to keep it intact. Here is how to use a monkey's fist knot to make decorative weights for a tablecloth. The origin of the monkey's fist knot is as a heaving line knot used on ships of sail of yesteryear, where it was tied with a weight in the center to allow sailors on a boat to throw their rope to people at the dock with greater accuracy. The monkey's fist was attached to the end of a light weight line or rope and thrown to its destination. This light rope with weighted knot on the end replaced the larger and heavier lines which often took more time to accurately pass to their destination.
Monkey fist knots may look complicated, but our simple instructions make them easy to create. The steps here show you how HGTV Magazine editors made small decorative knots to add to the bottom of a rope-wrapped chandelier. Our DIY pros also used this technique to create a nautical-style lamp base. Find the full step-by-step instructions for that project here. Use straight pins to hold the rope in place temporarily as you work.
Because it has 12 faces as compared to the 6 faces of a traditional Monkey Fist Knot it is sometimes called the double monkey fist knot. This tutorial is an attempt to make clear the confusing single drawing of ABOK It requires a LOT of twine in the set-up about half of which will be recovered when the knot is tightened. The photo shows the completed lay-out -about 10 feet of paracord.