Knotting Basics

International Guild of Knot Tyers

The Six Knot Challenge is to tie six elementary knots against the clock. Guild members often hold this as a fun event at shows. It proves popular with all ages, and provides an opportunity for hands-on learning for children as young as seven.

The world record, set by Clinton Bailey Sr., is an astonishing 8.1 seconds. Under 20 seconds is pretty good - under 15 is very good indeed. For more information on Clinton Bailey's record, see here.

Sheet Bend Reef Knot Round Turn & Two Half Hitches
Bowline Sheepshank Clove Hitch