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Lark's Head

The Lark's Head is two half hitches tied in opposite directions. It is used to loosely attach a rope to a spar or ring. The knot does not jam and is easy to tie. If attached to a spar, it may become undone easily when using man made fiber ropes. In fact, the Lark's Head is probably the least secure hitch there is! You have to apply equal strain in both directions to make sure this knot is secure. If you give the knot an extra tuck, you can make it into the very secure Pedigree Cow knot.

Never use this knot in a life or death situation or if you have to securely attach it to something or someone. The round turn and two half hitches are more secure.