MATTHEW WALKER
KNOT
(by Ed Hatherly)
Pictures with
YELLOW boxes are
clickable  to produce a
larger picture:  with
WHITE boxes are
full-sized already.
Ed was kind enough to make and send this photo tutorial to us. (Ed posts to the Knottyer's group)
(Ed did this one using 4 working strands and a core... you can eliminate the core if desired, but it helps beginners.)
Strands three and four do exactly the same
thing in turn.... make a thumb-knot outboard
the other parts and then the working part goes
INSIDE and DOWN through the existing bights
as well as it's own.   Repeat for all working
parts

(My prose probably could use some tightening
as well!  Any suggestions appreciated!)
Take strand two and (look at
the pic for a minute) make a
thumb-knot, leading the
working part down THROUGH
BOTH bights of knot 1 and
knot 2).  
[This is the main principle of
the MWK and it still confuses
me sometimes!]
Designate your strands as
1-4 working and the core.
Seize the group with core in
the centre, then:

Take strand 1 and make a
thumb-knot (overhand)
around ALL the other
strands.
To me,  it seems that this should be as easy as pie, but it turns out to be as hard as a rock (in my case, a rock-head!)   

Can it be done?  You damn skippy!   Check out this fishing rod... there is a VFB (very big) MWK on this surf rod! (by Kilroyjc from
Jersy City, NJ.)  Now, THAT is an impressive piece of work!)
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