Larks Head Knot

The Larks Head Knot is the ideal knot for kite flying as well as being one of the easiest to master.  It is a simple a slipknot which tightens as you pull against the flying kite, and, as soon as the kite has landed and the tension is released it is relatively easy to pull loose and undo.

The diagram below shows how easy it is to tie the Larks Head knot.

Tying the Larks Head Knot

The Larks Head Knot is the easiest and best knot for kite flying









Step 1

Take one of your lines, if it is not pre-sleeved or does not have a loop on the end, tie a loop using a simple knot, but make sure the loop is at least 10cm in length.  Once this has been done you are ready to form the larks head

Step 2

Fold the loop back on itself so that you can then hold the loop in one hand between your thumb and fore finger

Step 3

Flatten the loop out so it forms 2 loops side by side with the knot in the centre.

Step 4

Fold the loops forwards and insert the toggle through both loops at the same time.  As you pull the knotted part of the line the larks head will now tighten.  That is it, your larks head knot is now formed.

Once you have practised this a few times the knot will be simple to tie every time.  This knot is one of the simplest and most frequently used knots when kiting

This video shows just how simple the Larks Head Knot is to tie.


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