The Cow Hitch, also called the Lanyard Hitch, Lark’s Head and Lark’s Foot, is used to secure a rope to a post or other object including another rope. It is similar to a Clove Hitch except that the second half hitch is in the opposite direction. It is about as reliable as a Clove Hitch, which is to say it should not be trusted in critical applications.
Cow Hitch Knot Tying Instructions
- Wrap end of rope around object from behind.
- Cross behind standing line.
- Wrap tag end around object in opposite direction as first wrap (half hitch) and feed through opening created by wrap.
- Pull both ends to tighten the knot.