Really just a clever way to tie a lark’s head onto a ring, this is a very handy technique to have in your back pocket.
The lark’s head on a ring is a clever way to tie a lark’s head on a ring without having to pull the entire length of the rope through the ring.
It’s the only way to tie a lark’s head onto a ring in situations where it isn’t possible to pull the entire rope through. We use it when attaching rappel rings to a bed for that reason.
1Pass the bight through the ring, going over the left side of the ring and under the right side.
2Expand the bight to be a little bigger than the ring.
3Flip the bight over the ring.
4Pull the lark’s head snug.
This knot is ABOK # 1673 (Cow Hitch)
Ashley gives the lark’s head on a ring its own ABOK number and name, but we respectfully disagree. To our minds, this is just an alternate way of producing a lark’s head.