Overhand Knot; Double Overhand Knot; Multiple Overhand Knot
The overhand knot is used as a stopper knot, and as the start to several other knots such as the fisherman's knot and the tape and water knots. The knot can be easily made larger by adding more turns. When the knot has one more turn it is called the double overhand knot. Additional turns give it the name multiple overhand. The knot can be made as large a necessary by adding additional turns within the loop. It is probably the fastest and easiest of all the climbing knots.
Sequence to Tie the Overhand Knot and Double Overhand Knot:
Make a loop, go over then under and through the loop.
Pull the knot tight working the rope. This is used as a stopper knot, and is used as the start of other knots such as the fisherman's knot. This is the finished overhand knot.
Knots for Climbers, 3rd (How To Climb Series)
This is an illustrated book providing sequences and examples for tying climbing knots. It covers all the common knots plus many other knots. The presentation uses clear color photos making it easy to understand and learn. Some of the knots are the Munter hitch, auto block, clove hitch, and figure eight. See them in use in the field along with how they are used with climbing equipment.