The difference betwixt a hitch and half hitch
can get blurry in a lacing, but here is plain. Each has a stopper knot
properly, the half hitch's is just easier to see. Simply Taking a Round
Turn on the mount, then folding the same way as half hitch gives the real
deal, the Anchor Hitch, Round Turn strategies are always better! This
doubled half hitch should be called a full hitch, but we already have a
'Hitch' so that would be confusing (even more so!). The Anchor is a
dependable, self trap of a Round Turn sitting on it's own tail. Very clean
and simple, positive lock!
A Farmer's Noose is just an OverHand Knot
around the Standing End after capturing the mount. This upgraded with the
Round Turn again, and made the same way gives a Barrel or Double
Fisherman's; really an Anchor Hitch to the Standing End to form an eye in
the end of the line. Either should be made so that the Working Tail that
laces the hitch finishes in the same direction of lay to the pull of the
load. So that both ends exit the lacing together in the same direction like
a Cow/Girth/Choke, so that the load pull pulls the tail tighter. The ends
should not pull in the opposite directions (like in backwards drawing);
exiting together like Clove etc. that walk, for the working load pull now
loosens the tail as it pulls, for now the tighten in opposite directions.
Different versions can be made, here is like
a 4 coil barrel! Dropping the last 2 coils that the tail finally laces thru
(but keeping 4 total) gives kinda an upside down Blakes. We still finish
with a stopper, as with other open end strategies.
pictured loose, always Tie, Dress, Set (and Inspect) your knot lacings.