How To: Timber Hitch

This is part of a bigger tutorial to teach you how to make your own adjustable gymnastics straps for $2.
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Step 1: Grasp the end of the loop (or whatever you want to tie the timber hitch to)

Step 2: Drape the end of the webbing over your thumb

Step 3: Thread the end of the webbing UP through the bottom of the loop

Step 4: Thread the end of the webbing through the space between your thumb and pointer finger (lead end of the line is on the left)

Step 5: Place the lead end of the webbing so it crosses underneath your thumb

Step 6: Toss the lead end of the webbing over the top of your hand

Step 7: Make the loop that passes around the yellow cord larger so you have more space to pass the webbing through

Step 8: Thread the lead end of the webbing through the hole you just enlarged.

Step 9: Wrap the lead end of the webbing around the hole a second time

Step 10: Wrap the lead end of the webbing around the hole a third time

Step 11: Remove your thumb

Step 12: Pull tight and groom the knot

This tutorial is part of a series to teach you how to make your own gymnastics rings for $2.

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Here’s other knots you need to learn: