- Aug 2, 2020
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At first, I hated this knot. The book I'm using made far too many bends around the post. It was confusing and completely useless. After watching a video on YouTube, I figured out a much more simple method that holds nice and tight. I'm sure the first method would have held tight too, if I could have figured it out. Oh well. This version is awesome though, so give it a shot. The best part about this hitch is that it keeps tucking the working end underneath existing bends, clamping down on the rope overall. I gave the standing part a good pull when I was finished with it and it worked very well.
To tie this knot, I made a bend around the log, starting from top to bottom.
I continued to bend around the log, going from top to bottom again.
Next, I fed the working end of the rope under the second bend.
I continued to bend the rope around the log, going from top to bottom once more.
Finally, I lifted the original bend from the log to give space to feed the working end through.
After pulling the standing part to tighten the rope, I had a completed Snuggle Hitch.
Obviously, I took this last photo from another effort at tying this knot. It's a good one though.