Figure-Eight By knoxweb | March 3, 2020 Figure-Eight Figure-Eight 29 The Figure-Eight Knot is used to put a “lump” in the bitter end of a line so it can’t pass through a block or a grommet. To tie the Figure-Eight Knot. Form a loop in the end of the line, as in A. Pass the free end of the line around behind the standing part, then over the loop and then through the loop, as in B. Finally, pull the bitter end tight while holding onto the standing part. The finished knot should look like C.