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The resulting knot is thus:-

In actual netting the part forming the
lower bight of the S goes round the mesh
pin, and a is represented by a length
of twine wound round the netting needle.
But it is fairly easy to net without
either. Meanwhile any smooth round or
flat stick, paper knife [??] will do for a
mesh pin, & a flat stick with piece of
wood with a deep notch in each end
will serve as a needle. The first line
of
meshes are put on a band of string
hung over a hook, by pairs of half hitches.
It is best to learn the actual process
of netting from a fisherman, which will
not require more than a half hour lesson.
Mending and joining nets (by a similar knot, and not
by some slovenly makeshift) can be learnt

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