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Midshipman's Hitch Knot

A simple knot is the Midshipman's Hitch. The midshipman's hitch is made by taking a half-hitch around the standing part and a round turn twice around above it. Used for hooking a tackle for a temporary purpose.

Midshipman's Hitch Knot illustration

How to Tie a Midshipman's Hitch Knot

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Learn how to tie a Midshipman's Hitch.

Midshipman's Hitch Knot tying illustration

  1. Take two round turns inside the bight, the same as a half hitch repeated.
  2. Stop up the end or let another half hitch be taken or held by hand.