After countless attempts and the recent find and purchase of the Ashley Book of Knots i was successful in my attempts at tying a lanyard knot.
New pattern called "The Lizard Tail"
New pattern "See-Saw"
Finally, success with the monkey fist as well. Here is one completed with a lizard tail braid, and topped of with a lanyard knot.
The first two ive completed successfully. The larger is completed with a chain sinnet and ended with a lanyard knot.
New Pattern "The Helix"