Despite its ominous name, this knot was mostly used by hunters to snare birds and small game.
You will need
- A single length of rope
Step 1 Make loop Make a loop by crossing one end of the rope—or “working end”—over the remaining rope—or “standing end.”
Step 2 Form smaller loop Pass the working end horizontally behind the loop, forming a smaller loop at the base of the larger loop.
Step 3 Poke end through small loop Bring the working end around the front and poke it down through the smaller loop.
Step 4 Tighten knot Pull the working end to tighten the knot, creating an adjustable loop. You’re ready to snare.
The word “noose” is believed to originate from the Old French word nous, meaning “knots.”