The Two Half Hitch is the perfect knot for hanging a clothesline—or hammock—between two trees or posts.
You will need
- A single length of rope
- Something to hitch to
- such as a post
- or ring
Step 1 Pass end through ring Pass the end of the rope up through the ring from below.
Step 2 Pass behind standing part Pass it behind the remaining end—or ‘standing part’—of the rope.
Step 3 Pass end through loop Bring the end back up and pass it through the eye of the loop you’ve just formed.
Step 4 Pull tight Pull it tight to complete a Half Hitch.
Step 5 Pass end through standing part Pass the end of the rope behind the standing part again.
Step 6 Bring through 2nd loop & tighten Bring it back up and through this second loop you’ve just formed (making a second Half Hitch) and tighten.
“The unconscious can only be expressed in knots of language.” Jacques Lacan (1901-1981)