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More monkey business: Patons Baby Monkey Pattern

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More monkey business: Patons Baby Monkey Pattern

Hi folks, As promised in yesterday's giveaway post, here's the pattern for that adorable little baby sock monkey from Patons Yarns new book " Monkey Business." Surely there's someone on your gift list who'd go bananas for this simian softie! (Don't forget to enter for your chance to win that sock-monkey-tastic gift basket.) tiny1 BABY MONKEY Measurement: Approx 14 ins [35.5 cm] tall. Tension: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st. To save time, take time to check your tension! Materials: Patons® Classic Wool (100 g/3.5 oz; 205 m/223 yds)
  • Main Color (MC) (77010 Natural Marl)  –  1 ball
  • Contrast A (00202 Aran) –   1 ball
  • Contrast B (00230 Bright Red)  –  1 ball
Set of four size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Stitch holder. Stuffing. Black felt for eyes. Glue gun. Stitch glossary: Alt = Alternate(ing). Approx = Approximately. Beg = Beginning. Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch. K = Knit. K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together. M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop. Rem = Remaining. Rep = Repeat. Rnd(s) = Round(s). RS = Right side. Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, then knit through back loops together. St(s) = Stitch(es). Tog = Together. WS = Wrong side. Instructions: Note: Stuff Legs and Body as you work. Head **With A, cast on 7 sts. Divide onto 3 double-pointed needles as (2, 2, 3) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. 1st rnd: Inc 1 st in each st around. 14 sts. 2nd and alt rnds: Knit. 3rd rnd: *K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 21 sts. 5th rnd: *K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 28 sts.** 7th rnd: *K3. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 35 sts. 9th rnd: *K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 42 sts. 11th rnd: *K5. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 49 sts. 13th rnd: *K6. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 56 sts. 15th rnd: *K7. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 63 sts. Break A. With MC, knit 18 rnds even. Shape bottom: 1st rnd: *K7. K2tog. Rep from * around. 56 sts. 2nd and alt rnds: Knit. 3rd rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * around. 49 sts. 5th rnd: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. 42 sts. 7th rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 35 sts. Stuff Head. 9th rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 28 sts. 11th rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 21 sts. 13th rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 14 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten securely. Muzzle With pair of double-pointed needles and B, cast on 16 sts. 1st row: Knit. Turn work upside down. With RS facing and second needle, pick up and knit 16 sts along cast on edge. Divide 32 sts as follows: 16 sts on first needle, 8 sts on second and third needles. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. 1st rnd: 1st needle: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 2nd needle: K1. M1. Knit to end of needle. 3rd needle: Knit to last st. M1. K1. 2nd rnd: Knit. Rep last 2 rnds 3 times more.  48 sts. Break B. With A, knit 8 rnds even. Cast off. Turn Muzzle inside out. Fold in half and sew through both thicknesses using back stitch 2 rows up from first rnd to form “mouth”. Stuff Muzzle lightly. Sew Muzzle to Head. Body With pair of double-pointed needles and MC, cast on 10 sts. 1st row: Knit. Turn work upside down. With RS facing and second needle, pick up and knit 10 sts along cast on edge. 20 sts. Divide sts as follows: 5 sts on second and third needles, 10 sts on first needle. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. 1st rnd: 1st needle: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 2nd needle: K1. M1. Knit to end of needle. 3rd needle: Knit to last st. M1. K1. 2nd rnd: Knit. Rep last 2 rnds 5 times more.  44 sts. Place marker at end of last rnd. Knit even in rnds until work from marked rnd measures 11/2 ins [4 cm]. Next rnd: 1st needle: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 2nd needle: K1. M1. Knit to end of needle. 3rd needle: Knit to last st. M1. K1. Next 2 rnds: Knit. Rep last 3 rnds twice more. 56 sts. Knit even in rnds until work from marked rnd measures 4 ins [10 cm]. Shape bottom: Next rnd: 1st needle: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: K1. ssk. Knit to end of needle. 3rd needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. Next 2 rnds: Knit. Rep last 3 rnds 3 times more. 40 sts rem. Divide for legs: Next rnd: K8. Cast off 4 sts. K16. Leave just worked 16 sts on a st holder. Cast off 4 sts. K8. Break MC. Stuff body. Sew cast on and cast off 4 sts tog. First Leg: Divide 16 sts for First Leg onto 3 double-pointed needles as (5, 5, 6) sts. With A, knit 8 rnds. ***Shape Leg: 1st rnd: (K2. K2tog) 4 times. 12 sts rem. 2nd rnd: Knit. 3rd rnd: (K1. K2tog) 4 times. 8 sts rem. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread yarn through rem sts. Stuff Leg. Pull tightly. Fasten securely.*** Second Leg: Slip 16 sts from st holder onto 3 double-pointed needles as (5, 5, 6) sts. With A, knit 8 rnds. Rep from *** to *** as given for First Leg. Arms (make 2). Work from ** to ** as given for Head. With A, knit even in rnds until work from beg measures 31/2 ins [9 cm]. Break A. With MC, knit 2 rnds. Next rnd: (K5. K2tog) 4 times. 24 sts rem. Next 8 rnds: Knit. Next rnd: (K4. K2tog) 4 times. 20 sts rem. Next 8 rnds: Knit. Next rnd: (K3. K2tog) 4 times. 16 sts rem. Next 8 rnds: Knit. Cast off. Stuff Arms at A section firmly and at MC section lightly. Sew Arms to either side of Body. Ears (make 2). With pair of double-pointed needles and MC, cast on 8 sts. Work back and forth across needles in rows as follows: 1st row: (WS). Knit. 2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 16 sts. Knit 5 rows. Next row: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. Next row: Knit. Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 8 sts rem. Cast off. Sew Ears to either side of Head. Tail With A, cast on 7 sts. Divide onto 3 double-pointed needles as (2, 2, 3) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. 1st rnd: Inc 1 st in each st to end of rnd. 14 sts. 2nd rnd: Knit. 3rd rnd: *K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 21 sts. Knit in rnds until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm]. Break A. With MC, knit in rnds until work from beg measures 8 ins [20.5 cm]. Cast off. Stuff Tail. Sew Tail in position. Finishing: Cut out eyes from black felt. Glue to Head.
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