Gone Bananas! by Jessica Anderson

Gone Bananas!

Knitting
August 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1600 - 2080 yards (1463 - 1902 m)
XS [S, M, L, XL, 2X] to fit chest measurements 30 [34, 38, 42, 46, 50]” / 76 [86.5, 96.5, 107, 117, 127] cm
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Gone Bananas! is the adult version of my children’s pattern, Go Bananas! After watching my kiddos having fun wearing their sock monkey jackets, I wondered, “Why let them have all the fun?” So, I knit up an adult version for the sock-monkey-lover in all of us. I added pockets, because as a mama monkey, I always need a place to put something.

The jacket is worked from the bottom to the hood. The sleeves are worked separately, in the round, and attached at the yoke. To complete the garment, the button band is picked up around the front edges and hood. Ears and optional bows are knit separately and then attached to ensure proper placement and provide extra stability. Pom-Pom is created and topped off at the very end.

Sizes
XS S, M, L, XL, 2X to fit chest measurements 30 34, 38, 42, 46, 50” / 76 86.5, 96.5, 107, 117, 127 cm
Finished Dimensions
35.5 39, 43, 47, 51, 55” / 90 99, 109, 119.5, 129.5, 139.5 cm (not including the 1”/2.5cm button band).
Yarn
Spud & Chloë Sweater superwash 55% wool, 45% organic cotton, 3.5oz/100gms, 160yds/146m per skein:
MC: 7524 Chocolate Milk,; 7 7, 8, 8, 9, 9 skeins
CC1: 7500 Ice Cream; 2 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 skeins
CC2: 7518 Barn; 1 skein for all sizes
Needles
Size US 6(4mm) circular (40”/100cm) and dpns, plus two additional circular or straight needles to hold pocket pieces. Adjust needle size as necessary to achieve gauge.
Supplies
stitch markers
yarn needle
waste yarn or stitch holders (2) to hold pocket stitches
(optional) pom-pom maker to make a 3 3, 3, 4, 4, 4”/7.5 7.5, 7.5, 10, 10, 10cm pom-pom
black buttons, medium-sized, for eyes (2)
5 5,6,6,6,7,8 buttons for front closure, .75”/2cm diameter
sewing thread