40 KNOTS AND HOW TO TIE THEM
It is apt that the cover of
Lucy Davidson’s new book is baling-twine orange, for at this moment there is a bag of varying lengths sitting at the bottom of the stairs intended for jobs on the farm and pony detritus. Instead, it has been half-inched and knotted vigorously using Davidson’s book as a guide.
The book divides the knots into four sections: classic, camping, climbing and maritime. Each section has illustrated tying instructions and one or two knot projects, with guidance on how to make useful objects, from a coaster to a hammock.
There’s a short section at the start on which rope to use, which is most helpful, as well as notes on tools. All knots are illustrated prettily by the author and come with an exposition, so if you are keen to perfect your cat’s paw, wheel out the true lover’s knot or Munter hitch you can start here.