Introduction: Half Hitch Knot
The Half Hitch is basically an overhand knot tied around an object. Typically the half-hitch is used as the start of more complex knots as it is not secure on its own.
I find it is best to practice on a table leg.
In the description you will find the terms ‘load side’ and ‘working end’. For those of you that might be learning how to tie a knot for the first time, the ‘load side’ of a rope is the part of the rope that is not active in knot tying and the ‘working end’ is the part of the rope that does all the work.
Holding the rope in your left hand take the working end (pointing away) of the rope and make a loose loop to the right around your table leg. Overlapping the load side of the rope, the working end should be pointing to the left.
Twist the working end under the load side and up through the loop
Pull on the working end and load side of the rope to tighten the Half Hitch Knot.
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