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How to Tie a Two Half Hitch Knot

The Two Half Hitch is the perfect knot for hanging a clothesline—or hammock—between two trees or posts.


  • 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.
  • FACT: "The unconscious can only be expressed in knots of language." Jacques Lacan (1901-1981)

You Will Need

  • A single length of rope
  • Something to hitch to
  • such as a post
  • pole
  • or ring

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