How To Tie A Clove Hitch, Tied In A Bight
The Clove Hitch, once known as the Builder’s Knot, is considered to be one of the more important knots, alongside the Bowline and Sheet Bend. Here we show you how to tie the Clove Hitch by using a bight to create two successive half-hitches and placing them around an object. This way of tying the Clove Hitch only works when the object you’re tying the knot to has an opened ending, so the loops can be slipped over or around the object. We also show you how to tie this knot when the object you’re tying the knot to has no opened ending. See the Clove Hitch, Tied With A Working End.
The Clove Hitch is a great knot and can come in handy in many situations. But it has some draw backs, because it can come loose if pulled and jerked repeatedly. It can also jam tight if overloaded, but this can be taken care of by creating a draw loop or a slip.