Author Topic: Adjustable loop / guyline hitch  (Read 1742 times)


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Adjustable loop / guyline hitch
« on: January 05, 2017, 08:16:30 PM »
Happy New Year!

I had some correspondence with Dan Lehmann in 2004 about this knot and he was very helpful. He found one "accidental" appearance in one edition of a book, where it was drawn by mistake, it appears not to have been published. I thought I'd have a go at putting it here to see if anyone around the world can identify it or has used it.

TYPE OF KNOT - Adjustable hitch for tent guylines etc.
DESCRIPTION - This is effectively a double Clove Hitch (?) over the standing part forming a sliding knot which holds firm when stress is applied to the loop and standing part. It works very much like the various versions of the Taut-line Hitch.
1. Tie a loose overhand knot with the leading end on top and facing right - Step 1
2. Place the leading end over itself and the standing part - Step 2
3. Loop the leading end round twice - Step 3
4. Pass the leading end through the two loops - Step 4
5. Work the knot neatly together - Step 5

See attached images. It would only allow me to attach 4, but I can provide more!

I look forward to any comments or information.