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RUFUS sewell sock monkeh
Rufus the Sock Monkey by Sara Morris
Knitting
lucky me!
smaller than the kit
Needle and yarn
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Rufus the Sock Monkey Christmas Ornament Kit
in stash
Ivory
Knit-purl
Shibui Knits Sock
15.3 yards, 4 grams 0.08 skeins = 15.3 yards (14.0m)
Red
Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon
Shibui Knits Sock
45.8 yards, 12 grams 0.24 skeins = 45.8 yards (41.9m)
Natural/Undyed
Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon
Shibui Knits Sock
45.8 yards, 12 grams 0.24 skeins = 45.8 yards (41.9m)
Brown
Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon
Shibui Knits Staccato
5.7 yards, 1 gram 0.03 skeins = 5.7 yards (5.2m)
Green
Notes

Holding the yarn doubled was giving me stripes, not variegation so I frogged and am knitting with single strand only. I will follow pattern, but am shortening the body length by half an inch. We’ll see if my monkey looks proportioned.

Success! My guy measures a tad over 3 inches(not including legs) from his bum to the top of his head. I embroidered a mouth & nostrils and made a much longer scarf.

Quite a bit of yarn leftover - I’m sure I can manage another out of what’s left.

I gave this project a medium difficulty rating because it’s a little fiddly & there was a lot of weaving in of ends - the construction, however, is clever and makes this little guy a interesting knit.

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Finished
November 19 2010
November 20 2010
 
About this pattern
Rufus the Sock Monkey
by Sara Morris
from Knit Purl
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About this yarn
Sock
by Shibui Knits
Fingering / 4 ply
100% Merino
191 yards / 50 grams
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11264 projects, stashed 11243 times
About this yarn
Staccato
by Shibui Knits
Fingering / 4 ply
70% Merino, 30% Silk
191 yards / 50 grams
NoKnitSherlock's star rating
2267 projects, stashed 2096 times
  • Originally queued: October 29, 2010
  • Project created: November 19, 2010
  • Finished: November 20, 2010
  • Updated: November 21, 2010