RYA Knots and Splices Handbook
By Perry Gordon and Steve Judkins
Although written and illustrated specifically with the boating fraternity in mind, the book's content is applicable to a much wider readership. It is structured to guide everyone from a complete beginner to a seasoned sailor step-by-step through simple knots on to the advanced knotting skills required to make a Turk's Head and Star Knot.
Watch out for the 'Bosun'! He has many a worthwhile tip to help you on your way.