An elementary knot applied in climbing as a part of the belay system. The hitch is fixed around an object, such as a tree or a carabiner. It is very useful when the length of a rope needs to be adjustable. The Italian Hitch is not very secure and stays tied only under constant tension.
Place one end under the middle part of the rope to form a loop.
Place the other end over the middle part and create another loop.
Fold the rope in the middle to bring two loops together.
Insert both loops into a carabiner.
Tighten the knot.
The Italian Hitch is complete.