Outhwaite Ropemakers

  Made  in  the  Yorkshire  Dales  since  1905   


In the absence of any core material the polypropylene knit braid is inherently stretchy and much weaker than the equivalent diameter of plaited braid. Inclusion of a core material can largely remove the stretchiness as well as adding strength.


The main advantage of knit-braids is that they are significantly cheaper to produce than conventional plaited braids. They can be used in applications where high strength is not a critical requirement and where low price is important.

Typical uses include: bag handles, dog leads, knot-work, draw cords, gaskets, piping cord, and general decorative applications.