The Ashley Book of Knots

Category: Water Sports
Author: Clifford W. Ashley
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by bplipschitz   2021-12-10

All you need is some rope and some knowhow

by IronPatriot049   2021-12-10

https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Book-Knots-Clifford-W/dp/0385040253/ref=pd_sbs_14_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0385040253&pd_rd_r=e0ab9849-0e7d-4ba9-a032-9a9d01f9ee48&pd_rd_w=DsijS&pd_rd_wg=En3yr&pf_rd_p=1c11b7ff-9ffb-4ba6-8036-be1b0afa79bb&pf_rd_r=PE3RHZF1NQ3W6QAF2VF8&psc=1&refRID=PE3RHZF1NQ3W6QAF2VF8

That one is the holy grail of ropeworking books. I have yet to get my hands on it so I have never seen it but everyone serious about the hobby loves it.

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Ropecraft-Stuart-Grainger/dp/1574092480/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=creative+ropecraft&qid=1566544712&s=books&sr=1-1

That is the creative ropecraft. The illustrations can be a bit difficult but its a great beginner book.

https://www.amazon.com/Pawsons-Knot-Craft-Rope-Mats/dp/1472922786/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2/136-7070516-4175455?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1472922786&pd_rd_r=2e8898cd-24a4-48de-a09f-b99388849af1&pd_rd_w=rUDOx&pd_rd_wg=zQIMo&pf_rd_p=a2006322-0bc0-4db9-a08e-d168c18ce6f0&pf_rd_r=CTJM8EXWXXN8V6FQH32G&psc=1&refRID=CTJM8EXWXXN8V6FQH32G

This is one of Des Pawson's books. I borrowed it from a friend once, tons of info. I had to give it back though. ><

https://www.amazon.com/Marlinspike-Sailor-Hervey-Garrett-Smith/dp/0070592187/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3/136-7070516-4175455?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=0070592187&amp;pd_rd_r=2e8898cd-24a4-48de-a09f-b99388849af1&amp;pd_rd_w=rUDOx&amp;pd_rd_wg=zQIMo&amp;pf_rd_p=a2006322-0bc0-4db9-a08e-d168c18ce6f0&amp;pf_rd_r=CTJM8EXWXXN8V6FQH32G&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=CTJM8EXWXXN8V6FQH32G

This is a nice cheap book too, I have never seen it myself but it is one that is recommended a lot on various youtube ropecraft channels.

by hard_truth_hurts   2021-12-10

> low investment

Hah! Yeah sure, until one day you wake up and realize you have like a mile of paracord and 100 pounds of beads, buckles, and other accessories.

Also to add to this, beyond just knots is macrame and all kinds of useful and decorative stuff. If you look around you can find a PDF of the Ashley Book of Knots. I don't think I have ever been into a Half-Priced Books store that did not have at least a dozen knot books. Look in the section where the boat books are.

by pmoriarty   2019-06-06
As useful as sites like these are, there is still no substitute for the encyclopedic Ashley Book of Knots[1][2], which contains every knot under the sun and then some (up to the time it was written -- and, to be fair, quite a few knots have been invented since then, but it's still an impressive tome).

[1] - https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Book-Knots-Clifford-W/dp/03850...