Tie the point ends together with a bow knot, which is a reef knot with the loop caught in the tie.
It must then be tied very firmly and secured with a reef knot.
Square or reef knot—for joining two cords—very useful, is non-slipping.
If the ends are not crossed correctly when making the reef knot, the false reef or granny is the result.
The third knot that must be acquired is what is called the square knot, or reef knot, and is used in reefing the sails.
Square or reef knot, Fig. 22, commonly used for joining two ropes of the same size.
The reef knot can be upset by taking one end of the rope and its standing part and pulling them in opposite directions.
He felt vaguely that something special in the way of knots was required—a bowline—a reef knot or something—not a "granny," anyhow.
C is a reef knot, used for knotting the reef points of sails or uniting the ends of ropes or cordage.
It is simply the reef knot with one of the ends (A) pushed through one of the loops.