Los Monos Locos / The Crazy Monkeys by Jennifer O'Sullivan

Los Monos Locos / The Crazy Monkeys

June 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 yards (320 m)
Women's Medium
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Update November 2016: I occasionally find questions in my inbox related to this pattern. Since my daughter was born in 2009, I’ve found myself with very little time to knit. I also never knit this pattern a second time b/c the socks that the pattern produces don’t fit me. :( I gave the pair in the photos to my mother-in-law. So I regret that some of the questions in my inbox are several years old. But all these years later, I don’t think I’d know the answers anyway. I apologize for not being very responsive. I’m just not on Ravelry much anymore

Los Monos Locos are simply a modified version of Cookie A.’s Monkey sock pattern. They were originally knit in a colorway called Fiesta, hence the Spanish name. The pattern is available simply as an effort to share the fruits of my labor in converting the sock from cuff-down to toe-up, so please still give all the credit to Cookie A. for making such a great, adaptable pattern.

The modifications are:

  • toe-up, two socks, magic loop
  • lace pattern mods: knit the purls
  • no pick-up gusset heel/aka “strong” heel
  • eye of partridge pattern on the heel