Sock Monkey by Sherri Bush

Sock Monkey

January 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 8 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
21 inches tall
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

When my sock monkey obsession first began, I thought, I bet it would be easier to knit a sock monkey than to sew one. But I could not find a knitted sock monkey pattern anywhere on the web. So I set out to design a pattern myself.

This is my version of a knitted sock monkey.

I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn for this monkey pattern, (which is not readily available anymore), and size 6 needles, and is knit flat and will be seamed up. The finished sock monkey sits approximately 20 inches high not including his legs.

A great replacement yarn to use would be Vanna’s Choice, also by Lion Brand. It’s acrylic, but it’s really soft and knits up really well.