French whipping is a whipping knot that consists of a series of half hitches. Although a little bit more time consuming than Common whipping, it is still easy to tie and results into a neat looking and very aesthetic whipping knot.
Used to stop unraveling of rope ends as well as to provide a grip over railings.
More secure than Common whipping but it is still possible for it to slide off the rope.
1. Near the end of the rope tie an overhand knot. Leave one end short.
2. With the long end make a wrap around the rope making a half hitch.
3. Tighten the half hitch.
4. Make another wrap around the rope, another half hitch.
6. Continue making half hitches until wrappings are 1.5 times the diameter of the rope. Half hitches create a spiral around the rope.
7. Make 2 wraps around the rope and pass the tag end under them.
9. Trim the end.