granny knot

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Related to granny knots: reef knot, square knot
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a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure

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Most people place one half-granny knot on top of another, which results in either a notoriously unstable granny knot or a very stable reef knot, depending on whether the two half-knots have the same or opposite orientation,' said Polster.
As we have seen, hundreds of years of trial and error have led to the strongest way of lacing our shoes, but unfortunately the same cannot be said about the way in which most of us tie our shoelaces - with a granny knot.
The reef knot was also the strongest in comparison with the granny knot.