Sock Monkey Scarf by Evelyn A. Clark
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Sock Monkey Scarf

November 2010
worsted weight yarns
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
5" (12.5cm) wide and 48/54/60" (122/137/152.5cm) long
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This is a sock monkey that will travel anywhere or lounge across the back of a chair. Wherever it’s found, it is sure to bring smiles.

The scarf is knit in the round, beginning with the legs and ending with the arms. Stitches are picked up for the head, which doubles as a pocket; and there is a purled heart on the chest. An option is given to pick up and knit stitches for the tail, and the ears, eyes, and hat button are sewn on.

Other options include customizing the length, knitting a hat button, and working the paws and tail tip in ribbing like older sock monkeys or in stockinette stitch like the newer ones. The paws can be left open as shown or sewn closed.

Instructions include changes for three traditional colors, but this scarf also can be knit in one color or an array of others. Designed for worsted weight yarns, it can be made narrower by using Sheltland, sport, and DK weight yarns.
Skills Required
Knitting in the round
Approximately 5” (12.5cm) wide, and 48” (122cm), 54” (137cm), or 60” (152.5cm) long
Sample Scarf
Medium length with ribbed paws and tail tip, button eyes, embroidered features, and three traditional colors:
Color A—Fibranatura Shepherd’s Own worsted weight yarn (11 wpi) color 40009 (brown/tan); Color B— Fibranatura Shepherd’s Own worsted weight yarn (11 wpi) color 40003 (tan);
Color C—Cascade 220 worsted weight yarn (11 wpi) color 8895 (red)
Yarn Requirements
Worsted weight yarn (10–11 wpi) in 3 colors:
Color A: 315/355/403 yds (288/323/368m)
Color B: 115 yds (105m)
Color C: 44 yds (40m)