Creative Ropecraft by Stuart E. Grainger
Sheridan House, 2007 (Originally 1975) ISBN 9781574092486
The best fancy knotting book in recent times, with succinct text and excellent drawings (only when you’ve tried can you know just how good). The author, a Master Mariner and IGKT member, is an established ropeworking craftsman who supplies tips a-plenty from his considerable expertise. Diamond Knots and Matthew Walkers lose their awesomeness under his no-nonsense approach. From basic beginings. Various covering techniques, cross-pointing, grafting, needle- hitching, also equip you to go off on your own and create.