A figure-eight loop is a type of knot created by a loop on the bight.
It is used in climbing and caving where rope strains are light to moderate and for decorative purposes.
The double figure eight is used to put a loop in the end of a rope, or around an object. It is relatively
easy to tie and is secure, but can become difficult to untie after heavy loading, and can jam badly in any rope type.
Generally considered to be strong and secure.
Figure-eight loop, Flemish loop, Flemish eight.
One can easily make a loop using a double figure eight knot by doubling the rope, then tying the standard
If the loop has to be made around a post or through a ring, and only one end of the
rope is available, the follow-through (also known as the re-threaded) method is used by tying a loose figure
eight knot in the rope, then putting the working end around the object. The working end is retraced through
the original figure eight knot to form a double figure eight.