Sock Monkey Sweater by Jared Flood

Sock Monkey Sweater

Knitting
June 2014
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and 2 strands of yarn held together, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1030 - 1890 yards (942 - 1728 m)
25 (26¼, 27½, 30¼, 33)" circumference at chest; sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
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Rainy days call for blanket forts and card games and a playful pullover with a cozy shawl collar. Inspired by the lovable toy, Sock Monkey uses two strands of Loft held together for a marled effect and a plump fabric. If you don’t wish to nod to the classic nursery companion, substitute colors and you’ve got a simply timeless sportswear garment. The body and sleeves are worked in the round to the armholes; the yoke is completed flat to the shoulders and seamed to the set-in sleeves. The ribbing is worked with a smaller needle and a single strand of yarn. Generous cuffs are easily turned up or down to allow for an extra year’s wear.


CONSTRUCTION

  • Body is worked in the round to underarms, then divided for fronts and back, which are worked flat to the shoulder. The sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm, and the caps are completed flat. The collar is picked up and knit from the body after the shoulders are sewn together.
  • The ribbing is worked on a smaller needle with a single strand of yarn; the main fabric is worked with a larger needle and two strands of yarn held together.

MATERIALS
Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
600 (685, 800, 945, 1080) yards Color 1 (C1)
400 (465, 550, 665, 770) yards Color 2 (C2)
30 (35, 35, 35, 40) yards Color 3 (C3)
Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):
3 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins C1, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins C2, 1 skein C3
Photographed in colors Fossil (C1), Barn Owl (C2), and Wool Socks (C3)

GAUGE
18 stitches & 30 rows/rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and 2 strands of yarn held together, after blocking
37 stitches & 50 rows/rounds = 4” in 2x2 Ribbing with Size B needle(s) and 1 strand of yarn, after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 24” circular needle and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain stockinette stitch gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing and Tubular Cast On/Bind Off):
One 24” circular needle and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain ribbing gauge listed
Suggested Size: 2¼ mm (US 1)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
25 (26¼, 27½, 30¼, 33)“ circumference at chest
Sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
Sample shown is size 6 (27½”) on child who normally wears size 6
Shown in second and fourth photos on child who normally wears size 5

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5