How to Tie the Matthew Walker Knot
I personally love the Matthew Walker Knot, it has a beautiful symmetry to it and looks superb in decorative knot work. Not only that, the Matthew Walker Knot can also be used in rope as perhaps a stopper knot.
When I first learnt to tie the Matthew Walker knot, I found it very difficult to tie. However, over time I have managed to perfect this little knot. The main thing to remember when tying the Matthew Walker knot, is to gently go along and tighten each turn, then go back and do it again. Just make sure that all the strand are running parallel to each other.
A similar looking knot to the Matthew Walker is the Diamond Sennit Knot, which I personally think is a little easier to tie. I also like the Daimond Sennit Knot as it is not used as often as the Matthew Walker Knot.
How to Tie the Matthew Walker Knot Video – One Colour
In this video I use a just one coloured cord to demonstrate how to tie the Matthew Walker Knot.
How to Tie the Matthew Walker Knot Video – Multi Coloured
If you prefer to see all the strands in different colours, then maybe you will prefer this Matthew Walker Knot Tutorial.
Matthew Walker Knot in a Rope
In the image below you can see how a Matthew Walker Knot has been tied in a length of rope. Also below that you will see a Marlin Spike with some French Whipping as decoration.