How To Tie A Clove Hitch, Tied With A Working End
The Clove Hitch (once known as the Builder’s Knot) is considered to be one of the more popular knots, alongside the Bowline and Sheet Bend. Here we will tie a Clove Hitch using the working end to create two successive half-hitches around the object. This way of tying the Clove Hitch works when the object you’re tying has no ending and the knot has to be tied directly around the object. We also show you how to tie this knot when the object you’re tying has an open end. See the Clove Hitch, tied in a bight.
The Clove Hitch is a great knot and can come in handy for many situations, but it has some drawbacks. One of those drawbacks is that it can come loose if pulled and jerked repeatedly. Another drawback is that it can also jam tight if overloaded, but this can be taken care of by creating a drawloop or a slip.