Sock Monkey Work Socks by Joan Janes

Sock Monkey Work Socks

Knitting
March 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
214 - 328 yards (196 - 300 m)
Age 10 to Adult
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

It’s free, but please note that this free pattern does not include complete heel instructions. You might choose a short row heel from another pattern or you can purchase my Sock Science Too pattern for complete short row heel information (that includes suggestions for high insteps and a checklist for stitch and row counts …and a Summer Sockies pattern and Mock Cable sock pattern). Alternative garter stitch short row heel patterns can likely be substituted.

These adorable socks are cast on at the cuff and include a ‘clean’ stripe plus a turning round in the ribbing. For the traditional sock monkey look, 3 colours of Briggs & Little ‘Tuffy“ are required, but there will be lots of red mix and ecru left over! (For the main colour, Granite, I used about 65% of the skein for my ladies’ small socks.)

Sizes are based on multiples of 4 sts. For sizes that are smaller than 36 sts, you may prefer a heel that uses 60-70% of the total sock sts.