Knots > Hitches > Clove

“Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda

Brian King.


An often needed skill is to tie a line to an object and grip it.

Clove Hitch

A commonly and often first learned hitch is the clove hitch. It can be quickly and easily tied in the hands and thrown over a post or a cleat or tied in the middle of a pole where the end cannot be reached.

This video shows how to tie it both ways

"If you believe you only need to know one knot you have the same value as a mechanic whose only tool is a pair of vice grips."
—Brian King