The Monkey's Fist
||Continuing from Part A. We are now looking
down at your "fingers" -- the circles.
- Begin a second loop between your middle and index finger. This time,
however, pass the line down along the back side of your index finger INSIDE
of the A loops. (Remember I said to keep the loops loose.)
- Next, bring the line back up (hand to finger tip) along the back side
of your little finger, again going INSIDE of the A loops. You should begin
to be "capturing" the B loops. These are the "C loops."
- Now, come over the top and run the line down along the PALM SIDE of
your index finger, again "capturing" the B loops but going inside
the A loops.
- Repeat number 2, only going on the palm side of the little finger.
At this point you should be able to pull your fingers out, and with a LITTLE
tightening of these first C loops start to form a ball.
- You can now make a third C loops, parallelling the second.
- Start a forth loop going back down parellel to the third loop to finish
the knot tieing part.
- Next, insert your weighted core into the center and start working the
loops to tighten the knot.
- The Monkey's fist is traditionally finished by splicing the two ends
and seizing with small line (multiple wraps.) You can also tie a bowline
in the longer end and seize the shorter end to the bowline end in at least
two places -- close to the knot and close to the bowline.
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