The size of the loop is determined by the point at
"X" where the strands are first tucked under the standing part of the rope. Now
lay the three opened strands across the standing part as shown in Illustration
"A", so that the center strand "B" lies directly over and along the
Left hand strand "A" leads off to the left, right
hand strand "C" to the right of the standing part. Tucking the strand ends
"A", "B" and "C" under three strands of the standing part is
the next step. Get this right and the rest is a piece of cake!
Starting with the center strand "B", Select the
topmost strand of the standing part and tuck "B" under it.(right to left against
the lay of the strands) Tighten but do not distort the natural lay of the strands.
Next take left hand strand
"A" and tuck it under strand 1(Which is left of strand 2).
And then take strand "C" and tuck it under strand 3 (Which
is right of strand 2). Tuck from right to left against the lay of
the strands for each of these also.
If all of the tucks have been made correctly, the eye splice
should look like Illustration "B".
The splice is completed by continuing
to make at least four full tucks with each of the strands. As each
added tuck is made be sure it passes over one strand of the standing
part, then under the next strand above it, right to left against the
lay of the strands. The completed splice should look like