To me the simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space. A bit of string affords a dimensional latitude that is unique among the entities. For an uncomplicated strand is a palpable object that, for all practical purposes, possesses one dimension only. If we move a single strand in a plane, interlacing it at will, actual objects of beauty and of utility can result in what is practically two dimensions; and if we choose to direct our strand out of this one plane, another dimension is added which provides opportunity for an excursion that is limited only by the scope of our own imagery and the length of the ropemaker’s coil.
What can be more wonderful than that?Clifford W Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots
I want to tie every knot in The Ashley Book of Knots. I’m going to post a picture of each here.
There are 3854 figures in the book, but not all of them are unique knots. Some are duplicates representing different styles and uses of knots, others are numbered stages of tying the one knot. I will skip the duplicates and just show the complete knots. I may also add knots to the gallery out of order if I’ve learned to tie them out of the sequence of the book.