Use this section to meditate and learn the munter hitch on a deeper level.
Also reflect on the shapes as programmable code or notes in music. It begins with bight, loop and elbow. It concludes with capturing the knot in a specific way.
In the next illustration, look at making the munter from a different perspective. Note how the carabiner captures the elbow. Would this be the surest path for tying the munter hitch? When using it in a rappel, you want it tied correctly each and every time.
Here's the one handed munter hitch.
Here's the description for the above sequence. First, take a look at the reference hand to categorize the motions.
At this point, you're holding a loop. That loop encircles the middle three fingers or 1-axis. Next bend your wrist to pick-up the strand that runs out the back of your hand. Return to the previous position. The 1-axis is the capture point for the carabiner. When you replace the 1-axis with your carabiner, you have a munter hitch.
Here's the one handed munter video version: http://youtu.be/wPWHIfvDT2s