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The most difficult of ending knots and one which you should certainly learn is the "Matthew Walker", also known as the "Stopper Knot."
How to Tie a Walker Knot
Video: Walker Knot
Learn how to tie a Walker Knot.
- Pass one strand around the standing part of the rope and through its own bight.
- Then pass B underneath and through bight of A and through its own bight also.
- Next pass C underneath and around and through the bights of A, B, and its own bight.
- Carefully hauling the ends around and working the bight taut a little at a time.