This knot is particularly useful for joining thick and heavy lines. The Carrick Bend doesn’t jam, but it is secure only when the running ends are loaded; otherwise fix them for more safety. The knot is often used for decoration purposes (e.g. in macramé, or Chinese knotting).
ABoK #1428, #1439
Cross the running end over the standing part to make a loop.
Lay the 2nd running end over the loop.
Pass under the 1st standing part and then over the 1st running end.
Continue under the 1st standing part and through the loop.
Pass over the 2nd standing part and under the 1st running end.
Tighten the knot.
The Carrick Bend is complete.