This knot grips itself tighter than the simple Backhanded Hitch, doesn’t require seizing and doesn’t slip along a pole. This feature allows it to hold securely in situations when the direction of the pull varies. For additional security pull the knot tight before seizing.
Pass the rope around the post from behind.
Continue behind the standing part and around the post again, enclosing the standing part.
Pass over the standing part, then under it and through the loop to make a half hitch.
Make another half hitch the same way.
Seize the ends with a twine.
Tighten the knot.
The Enclosed Backhanded Hitch is complete.