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abok 2421
« on: May 28, 2007, 04:59:10 PM »
Hi,

This beautiful knot came up through my wikipedia addiction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Lover%27s_knot

I tried to google for more info, and the name is appearantly used for many knots, but I have yet to find this one mentioned again.

I'd like to know more about this specific variant, with the the interestingly joined overhand knots. Is it really related to the Matthew Walker knot? And is it practical or just decorative?

Thanks in advance,
Yuval

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Re: abok 2421
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 05:04:48 PM »
The Ashley Book of Knots describes # 2421 as "The True-Lover's Knot. This again consist of two interlocked Overhand Knots which form what is actually a Two-Strand Matthew Walker, and makes a very nice Lanyard Knot."
   
I thought it looked like an MW, but looked in ABOK to be sure.
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Re: abok 2421
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 05:58:00 PM »
This knot is also the Chinese "double connection knot" (here's my page on the topic http://www.chineseknotting.org/connection/).

A lot of those names on the wikipedia page are new to me.  Why on earth would this knot be called the shamrock?!?