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Walker Knot

The most difficult of ending knots and one which you should certainly learn is the "Matthew Walker", also known as the "Stopper Knot."

Walker Knot illustration

How to Tie a Walker Knot

Video: Walker Knot

Learn how to tie a Walker Knot.

Walker Knot tying illustration

  1. Pass one strand around the standing part of the rope and through its own bight.
  2. Then pass B underneath and through bight of A and through its own bight also.
  3. Next pass C underneath and around and through the bights of A, B, and its own bight.
  4. Carefully hauling the ends around and working the bight taut a little at a time.