overhand knot—to prevent unraveling of rope, starting of a square knot; also a stop knot.
There is also a bundle of unspun hair tied in the center with an overhand knot .
Banister bar—is made by tying the overhand knot over a core of any desired thickness.
The two ropes are laid alongside one another, then with each end an overhand knot is made around the standing part of the other.
A bight is first formed and an overhand knot made with the end around the standing part.
Then take an overhand knot with the two ends, divide the yarns, and stick them as in a long splice.
But it may be made by turning the rope on itself through a loop, as for instance, the “overhand knot” (fig. 1).
If the seizing is small cordage, take a wall-knot in the end; if spunyarn, an overhand knot.
Using the overhand knot, tie each color alternately, until all except about four inches of cord is used up.
There are three kinds of knots—the overhand knot, the square knot and the "Granny" knot.