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Cat's Paw Knot

This principle of fastening by twisted rope is utilized in the "Catspaw", a most useful knot or "hitch" for hoisting with a hook.

Cat's Paw Knot illustration

How to Tie a Cat's Paw Knot

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Learn how to tie a Cat's Paw Knot.

Cat's Paw Knot tying illustration

  1. Pass the bight of your rope over the end and standing part.
  2. With a bight in each hand, take three twists from you.
  3. Then bring the two bights side by side and throw over the hook.