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Reef Knot Mat
knot round i & ii.^ (fig 5) Next shift iii to
the right of 3 (as i & 1 were shifted in
fig 2) and make a similar reef knot
with 3 & 4 round iii & iv. (fig 6.) No more
shifting will be required in the lower
knots, but if there are more foxes it
must be done in each case. ^ in the top line. Now make
the same reef knot round 2 & 3 with ii & iii ^fig 7
If there were more foxes another would
next have to be made with iv & v round
4 & 5, and so on. This line being com-
plete, again knot 1 & 2 round i & ii, and
3 & 4 round iii & iv. Then knot ii & iii round
2 & 3 (iv & v round 4 & 5) and so on. Finish
off by (e.g. in fig 7), half knotting 1 & i
pulling 2 out in front of iii & half knotting
2 & 3, half knotting 4 & iv, and tucking
all the ends back, tapering if necessary.
Neater, but more troubelsome ways can
easily be devised .
However tightly made the mat
wilp have diamond shaped apertures in it.
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