The tutorial is based on instructions found in the "Harrison Book of Knots". I corrected one incorrect drawing and show how to finish the knot. The knot is a series of cow hitches tied in sequence. They are all tied in the same manner around either the starting dowel or around one or two strands.
a. Up, over
b. Down, under
c. Across, over
d. Up, under
e. Down, over, under
Each cow hitch adds one point to them star. Closing the knot adds two points to the star.
Leaving a short tail on the right tie cow itch around dowel
Make a small bight tie second cow hitch around hitch just tied
Bring tail over to the left and ...
Tie third cow hitch
..Tie another cow hitch
Remove dowel and bring working end from left tom right through loops just vacated by dowel and .....
up through bight
Tie cow hitch the working end goes under three strands and exits through center of knot
Bring working end through the two loops as shown
And through the bight. note the two strands just below the working end
Bring working end around these two strands
through the two loops
Under two strands
and down under three strands exiting at center of star
bring tail through knot between the two points adjacent to the working end