"You're a good lad, Jim," he said; "and you're all in a clove hitch
, ain't you?
Bread & Butter opened inside the former Clove Hitch
bar and bistro last August, and has been a hit with reviewers ever since.
We also met Josh Day, our instructor and skipper for the week, who had the task of turning a bunch of landlubbers who didn't know a clove hitch
from a four leaf clover into useful crew members who knew what they were doing.
"Well, I can see a bowline on the top and there's a clove hitch
over on the side, but I'm surprised you're giving up a good piece of Dacron braid."
The most utilized knot was the clove hitch
, which isn't a difficult knot to learn.
These usually include a simple thumb knot (also used as a stopper knot), a granny knot (two thumb knots jammed together), a reef knot (two opposite-handed thumb knots - easier to undo), a slip knot loop (a thumb knot with a loop), a double slipped reef knot (a bow for tying shoe-laces), a simple necktie knot (technically, a topsail halyard bend!) and often a bowline loop, a clove hitch
and a few more you remember from some youth organisation or a hobby you once had.
Tie a clove hitch
on the vertical post beneath the horizontal rail.
Shown six during the week, I only nailed two, but they were the hugely useful clove hitch
and oxo (possibly not strictly a knot, but I'm counting it).
YOUR starter for ten - what exactly is a Clove Hitch
? Here's a clue: look down the road for your inspiration - one way to the Everyman, the other to the Philharmonic Hall.
The constrictor knot looks a lot like the clove hitch
, but holds tighter as a knot.
The mere thought of it gave me the shakes - probably the reason I made such a hash of her knot-tying lessons, my clove hitch
unravelling sadly and the running bowline turning into spaghetti.