Use to attach a rope to a pole, this knot provide a quick and secure result.
It rarely jams, and can in fact suffer from the hitch unrolling under tension
if the pole can turn. Often used to start and finish lashings.
With practice, this can be easily tied with one hand - especially useful
Tip. If you are in a situation where the clove hitch may unroll, add a
couple of half hitches with the running end to the standing end of the
knot, turning it into a "Clove Hitch and Two Half Hitches"!
Tip. When pioneering, use the Round
turn and two half hitches to start and finish your lashings instead
of the Clove Hitch. It won't unroll, and is easier to finish tying off.
It just does not look so neat!