Sock Monkey Scarf #S1012
This is a sock monkey that will travel anywhere or lounge across the back of a chair. Wherever it's found, it is sure to bring smiles.
The scarf is knit in the round, beginning with the legs and ending with the arms. Stitches are picked up for the head, which doubles as a pocket; and there is a purled heart on the chest. An option is given to pick up and knit stitches for the tail, and the ears, eyes, and hat button are sewn on.
Other options include customizing the length, knitting a hat button, and working the paws and tail tip in ribbing like older sock monkeys or in stockinette stitch like the newer ones. The paws can be left open as shown or sewn closed.
Instructions include changes for three traditional colors, but this scarf also can be knit in one color or an array of others. Designed for worsted weight yarns, it can be made narrower by using Sheltland, sport, and DK weight yarns.
Skills Required: Knitting in the round
Sizes: Approximately 5" (12.5cm) wide, and 48" (122cm), 54" (137cm), or 60" (152.5cm) long
Yarn Requirements: Worsted weight yarn (1011 wpi) in 3 colors:
Color A: 315/355/403 yds (288/323/368m)
Color B: 115 yds (105m)
Color C: 44 yds (40m)
Sample Scarf: Medium length with ribbed paws and tail tip, button eyes, embroidered features, and three traditional colors:
Color AFibranatura Shepherd's Own worsted weight yarn (11 wpi) color 40009 (brown/tan)
Color B Fibranatura Shepherd's Own worsted weight yarn (11 wpi) color 40003 (tan)
Color CCascade 220 worsted weight yarn (11 wpi) color 8895 (red)
Needles: Set of 5 double-pointed and 16" (41cm) circular US size 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rounds = 4" (10cm) in circular stockinette stitch (knit every round)
PDF pattern can be read with Acrobat Reader and printed on letter-size paper.
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