For the Love of a Sock Monkey by Jessica Anderson

For the Love of a Sock Monkey

Knitting
February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Texture Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
670 - 690 yards (613 - 631 m)
Approximately 60” (152.5 cm) wingspan x 37.25” (94.5 cm) depth, after blocking
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Monkeys – particularly sock monkeys – are one of my most favorite things ever! These colors of Anzula Croquet just called to me to work them up into a sock monkey that I could take with me wherever I go, without weird looks. This shawl works up super fast and is sure to go with almost anything in your wardrobe. Don’t worry, if sock monkeys aren’t your “thing”, find three colors that you like and you will still end up with a fun and funky piece.

Finished Dimensions
Approximately 60” (152.5 cm) wingspan x 37.25” (94.5 cm) depth, after blocking
Gauge
16 sts/20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Pattern Stitch, after blocking
Yarn
Anzula Croquet, 50% Tussah Silk, 50% Merino Wool, 230 yards/210 meters, 114 grams; Chipmunk (MC), 1 skein; Au Natural (CC1), 1 skein; 1 Red Shoe (CC2), 1 skein
Needles
US 6 4.0 mm 24” and 60” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Supplies
Tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors.

Photos by Anne Podlesak, tech editing by Maureen Hannon, and pattern layout by Elizabeth Green, all for Stitch Definition.