Monkeymen by Maire Martin


August 2008
Light Fingering ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
420 - 500 yards (384 - 457 m)
Men's size 10, average width foot
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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I find that the original “Monkey” sock by Cookie A. is a quick but attractive knit. The only problem is that there isn’t really any male equivalent…and my guy, at least, does not cotton to the whole concept of lace. Holes in his socks usually mean that something is wrong, not right.

So I decided to whip up a pair of manly monkeys for my mate. And then there were a few problems with the amount of yarn vs. the size of feet. So as a result…we have two patterns in one. A cuff-down pattern, and a toe-up pattern, both of which should give us the same result.

//Updated the Toe-up pattern with the information Thwaps provided. Took me awhile to find the original pattern to edit. Also included a link to Fleegle’s instructions for a Fleegle Heel, which I find actually fits a bit nicer. I’ll be re-knitting the sock soon to re-test the maths. Cheers!