Baby's Sock Monkey Sweater
This baby sweater pattern is the perfect weekend project if you have a relaxing knitting weekend planned or if you need a baby gift for that upcoming shower. This roll-neck raglan design gives you three options for style (and difficulty). The plain raglan in traditional sock monkey colors will look “sock monkey” without screaming it. The duplicate-stitch design (shown on the baby) is easy enough for a beginner who has a few in-the-round projects under her belt. And the pictured toddler is wearing a sweater adorned with an intarsia square that would be a small and manageable introduction to intarsia. Charts for both the duplicate stitch and intarsia designs are included with the written instructions for making the rest of the sweater. Whatever you choose, mom will love seeing her little guy in this one-of-a-kind sweater!
If you are looking for this pattern in toddler/ child sizes 2T- 6, that is available in my Etsy shop as well.
Sizes: 3 mo (6mo, 12 mo, 18 mo)
Finished Chest Measurement: 18.5” - 22.5”
Finished Length Measurement: 9.5” - 12”
Wool-ease by Lion Brand Yarn, 80% acrylic and 20% wool.
Each skein is 197 yards and 85 grams.
1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skeins Oxford Grey 140 - 217 yds
1 skein Cranberry 25 - 34 yds
1 skein Fisherman 35 - 51 yds
If doing the monkey design in duplicate stitch, you’ll also need about 10
yards of a different shade of gray yarn. I used Red Heart Soft yarn in the “Lt.
Grey Heather” colorway for the duplicate stitch example pictured.
2 stitch holders
US Size 8 (5mm) 16” circular needle
Set of Size 8 dpns (set of 4)
Set of Size 6 dpns (set of 4)
2 very small black buttons to use for
Very small amount of black yarn for
nose (and optional eyes & outlining)
8 stitch markers (I like to use 7 that
are identical and an 8th one that looks
different from the rest.)
Crochet hook size 5 or so (optional)
straight pins (optional)