Sock Monkey Socks by Wendy Gaal

Sock Monkey Socks

July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
285 - 410 yards (261 - 375 m)
Women's Small (Women's Med, Women's Large, Men's Width)
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
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This pattern is also available as a complete kit for $26! Click Here to see the color choices at Knitters Brewing Company.

Around here, we LUV all things Sock Monkey! Any item with the eponymous color theme is an instant favorite for us. This design is our take on the original sock style. We start at the cuff with striped ribbing, and then work down the leg in a comfortably stylish, and crazy simple slipped-stitch rib pattern. The heel features a fun, mini-gusset, shadow-wrapped short row combo that fits nicely and accommodates the contrasting color theme. To finish the sock, the contrast colors make a final appearance on the toe. You can even add some eyes if you like!

Sizing: The pattern is written for four sizes:

  • Women’s Narrow Width: 6.5 - 7.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Women’s Medium Width: 7.5 - 9.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Women’s Wide Width: 8.5 - 10.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Men’s Width: 9.5 - 11.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • And the foot length is determined by the knitter.

Yarn Requirements: Knitters Brewing Sock-aholic® II Fingering Weight (75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon)

  • Main Color: Approximately 185 - 275 yds
  • White Contrast Color: Approximately 70 - 95 yds
  • Red Contrast Color: Approximately 28 to 40 yds

Gauge: 32 sts = 4” in Stockinette Stitch

Needles: Recommended size US 1, in your circular method of choice.

Accessories: Stitch markers and a blunt-tipped darning needle to weave in ends. Optional: Four ¾” buttons for eyes, and sewing thread and needle to attach them.

Kits: Kits are available by Clicking Here, and include the following:

  1. One 100g skein of Sock-aholic II yarn in your choice of Sock Monkey Grey or Sock Monkey Brown.
  2. Two mini-skeins of Sock-aholic II yarn in White Lightnin’ and Rockin’ Granny Red Ale.
  3. A cute little project-themed stitch marker to commemorate your participation in this monkey business!
  4. The Sock Monkey Socks pattern by Wendy Gaal in pdf, with additional options for hard copy and Ravelry library copy.