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April 15 2008
May 16 2008
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Monkey Socks by Cookie A
Needles & yarn
US 0 - 2.0 mm
Knit Picks Risata
78 yards in stash
1.6 skeins = 313.6 yards (286.8 meters), 80 grams
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A monkey-like sock with smoother fabric and a split toe.


  • 3” twisted ribbing followed by 4 repeats of the pattern before the heel since I don’t find 1” of ribbing to be enough to hold up a sock
  • Purls replaced by twisted stitches (twisting done in round after purling is shown) to create a smoother fabric
  • Holes mostly removed by replacing YOs with M1L/M1R (as appropriate) increases in the following round, for similar reasons
  • Continued gusset decreases until the sole needles had 12 stitches each since the pattern is for a foot a little bigger than mine
  • 5 repeats on foot
  • Toes: Divided stitches so that there were 9 per needle on the big toe side. Center was made with provisional cast-on of 8 stitches. Decreased the two edges (transferred a stitch from outside) of these on the first two rounds after knitting into cast-on. I should have picked up extra stitches at the joint and added an additional decrease. Other decreases last stitch under next to last stitch. See diagram for numbers.
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42% Cotton, 39% Merino, 13% Nylon, 6% Other
196 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: April 17, 2008
  • Updated: May 16, 2008