Figure 4-16.Running bowline.
Figure 4-17.Becket bend.
An especially good knot for bending together
two lines that are unequal in size is the type
known as the BECKET BEND. The simple
procedure and necessary instructions for tying a
becket, single and double, are given in figure
When it comes to bending to a timber or spar
or anything that is round or nearly round, the
familiar CLOVE HITCH is an ideal selection.
Figure 4-18 shows how this knot is made. A
clove hitch will not jam or pull out; however, if a
clove hitch is slack, it might work itself out, and
for that reason, it is a good idea to make a HALF
HITCH in the end, as shown in figure 4-19, view
1. A half hitch never becomes a whole hitch.
Add a second one and all you have is two half
hitches, as shown in figure 4-19, view 2.
The SCAFFOLD HITCH is used to support the
end of a scaffold plank with a single line. To make the
scaffold hitch, lay the running end across the top
and around the plank, then up and over the standing
Figure 4-18.Clove hitch.