Slipped Clove Hitch
How to tie the Slipped Clove Hitch. Because the Clove Hitch should really be considered a quick and temporary attachment knot, this quick release slipped version makes it even quicker to untie. Always bear in mind that the Clove Hitch can fail under a heavy load.
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Slipped Clove Hitch Knot Tying Instructions
- Form a Clove Hitch in the usual manner (Wrap the free end of a rope around a post. Crossover itself and around the post again. Slip working end under last wrap).
- When slipping the working end under the last wrap, first put a bight (a small loop) into the end and slip the loop through the wrap instead.
- Pull the knot tight while pinning the loop in the final wrap while adjusting the size of the loop to your desired size.
- To release the knot tug on the free working end.