"The --------- is an important knot for joining two rope ends especially if the ropes are of different sizes. Sailors named it in the days of the sail when they wouls "bend" (tie) the "sheets" (ropes hanging in the rigging of a ship.). Begin with a bight in the larger rope. Then weave the end of the smaller rope up through the eye, around the bight, and back under itself. Snug it carefully before applying any strain to the knot." All these are exerted from "Knots and How To Tie Them" or the Boyscout handbook.