The two-loop figure-eight is used to form two fixed loops in the middle of a rope (Figure 4-18.) It is a middle rope knot. a. Tying the Knot.
STEP 1. Using a doubled rope, form an 18-inch bight in the left hand with the running end facing to the left. STEP 2. Grasp the bight with the right hand and make a 360-degree turn around the standing end in a counterclockwise direction.
STEP 3. With the working end, form another bight and place that bight through the loop just formed in the left hand. STEP 4. Hold the bight with the left hand, and place the original bight (moving toward the left hand) over the knot. STEP 5. Dress the knot down.
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