A granny knot is a common knot, tied with two simple thumb knots.
This must not be confused with a granny knot, which comes undone if you look at it.
Because a granny knot jams, and a reef-point may have to be untied.
The granny knot, Mr. Stombaugh, is this a common or an uncommon knot?
The ordinary hard knot is what is known as the granny knot, a slurring name which means a failure.
What was the relationship between the granny knot and the bow knot?
Yes, sir; it was tied in a granny knot, and also a bow knot.
The granny knot would be to secure the package so it would not come loose.
The granny knot will not always stay tied, it often slips and it cannot be trusted when absolute security is needed.