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Mini Sock Monkey

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Knitting
December 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitc
US 1 - 2.25 mm
25 - 40 yards (23 - 37 m)
3.5" (9cm) seated
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Here is a sweet miniature Sock Monkey to match your Working Man/Sock Monkey Socks. A great way to use up the leftovers from your pair of socks!

This wee monkey is just 3.5” (9cm) high when seated, and is sure to delight any sock monkey fan. Add a hanger to the top, and it becomes a great gift tag, keyring, or Christmas decoration.

We recommend Knit Picks Stroll yarn for best results with this project, because of its super-soft and stretchy qualities. This pattern could also be adapted to a Micro Mini Sock Monkey by using thread and very tiny needles.

Skill Level:
Intermediate. You will need to be comfortable using Magic Loop knitting, due to this project’s small diameter. You will also need to know how to make I-cord. There are many great tutorials out there for both methods.

Materials:
~ light fingering weight (size 1) yarn in 3 colours:
o about 30 yards Main Colour (pattern will call this DK.GREY)
o about 9 yards Contrast Colour 1 (pattern will call this LT.GREY)
o about 2.5 yards Contrast Colour 2 (pattern will call this RED)
(sample used Knit Picks Stroll in Basalt Heather, Dove Heather, and Scarlet)
~ circular needles, size US 1 (2.25mm)
~ small amount of stuffing
~ black embroidery floss for eyes

Stitches/Techniques Used:
K, K2tog, M1, YO, wrap & turn, I-cord, Kitchener CO for toe-up socks (tutorial included), Magic Loop knitting