The monkey fist knot is an ornamental knot, and the end result should resemble a small, clenched fist. To tie a monkey fist knot, start by tying an overhand knot around the object that you wish to secure. Once you have created the knot, loop a few strands of rope around your fingers and begin winding it around the center of the overhand knot in a spiral motion.
Once you have completed the spiral, thread the tail of the rope through the center of the knot to hold it in place. Finally, tuck the tail end of the rope inside the knot to finish the monkey fist knot.