Yes, your pics show the alternative version I came up earlier which is easier to undo...Question is, is it an existing knot or a new one?
Actually the alternative versions of the Easy Bend, where the tails are crossed ( X ) before they exit the knot s nub, are two
, not one
- depending upon the initial relative orientation of the two bights at the start of the tying procedure you show :
A. the left side and the right side bights are mirror-symmetric.
B. the left side and the right side bights are point-symmetric
(See the pictures at the previous post).
They are different, and because they are so simple knots, this difference is significant. I do not know which is "safer", or which can be untied more easily.
To my view, the question about a knot being "new" or not, is of a secondary importance - if it is of any importance whatsoever. The important thing is the quality of this knot, and the lessons this particular knot can teach us about other similar knots, and about knots in general. Personally, I do not even call the simple asymmetric bends as "bends", but as "hitches" of a rope around a flexible, rope-made ring or hook. However, in the case of the "Easy Bend" series of knots, where the one link is an overhand knot, the other link is a quite convoluted segment of rope, that can not be considered as part of a flexible ring or hook - so I guess we should call them "bends".