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Timber Hitch Knot

The Timber Hitch is even better than the Clove hitch. It is easily made by passing the end of a rope around the spar or log, round the standing part of the rope and then twist it three or more times around, under and over itself.

Timber Hitch Knot illustration

How to Tie a Timber Hitch Knot

Video: Timber Hitch Knot

Learn how to tie a Timber Hitch Knot.

Timber Hitch Knot tying illustration

  1. Take the end a of a rope round a spar.
  2. Then round the standing part b.
  3. Then several times round its own part c, against the lay of the rope.