Patons Classic Wool Monkey Around

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by Patons Design Team

Patons Classic Wool Monkey Around

The Patons Classic Wool Monkey Around is always in the mood to play!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 22 sts and 28 rows (about 4 inch) in pattern to knit a monkey that measures approximately 15 inch tall. Remember to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size needle. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Note: Stuff legs and body as you work.
  • 2
    Legs (make 2): **With pair of double-pointed needles and Aran, cast on 6 sts. 1st rnd: Inc 1 st in each st to end of row. Divide sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd. Place marker on first st. 2nd and alt rnds: Knit. 3rd rnd: *K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 18 sts. 5th rnd: *K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 24 sts. Knit 8 rnds even. Break Aran. With Shades of Grey, knit in rnds for 5 inch ** Leave sts on a length of yarn.
  • 3
    Join Legs: Beg at marked st of one leg, with Shades of Grey, K24 of 1st leg. K24 from 2nd leg. Join in rnd. 48 sts. Place marker on first st. Knit Body in rnds for 6 inch. With Aran, knit 14 rnds.
  • 4
    Shape Head: 1st rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * around. 42 sts. 2nd and alt rnds: Knit. 3rd rnd: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. 36 sts.
  • 5
    Cont in same manner, dec 6 sts every follow alt rnd to 12 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten securely.
  • 6
    Arms (make 2) and Tail (make 1): Work from ** to ** as given for Legs. Cast off.
  • 7
    Ears (make 2): With pair of double-pointed needles and Shades of Grey, cast on 8 sts. 1st row: (RS). 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 twice more. 14 sts. Knit 4 rows. Next row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. Next row: Knit. Rep last 2 rows to 8 sts. Cast off.
  • 8
    Muzzle: With pair of double-pointed needles and Bright Red, cast on 8 sts. 1st row: K8, then With RS facing, turn work upside down. With 2nd needle, pick up and knit 8 sts along cast on edge. Divide sts as follows: 4 sts on 2nd and 3rd needles, 8 sts on first needle. Join in rnd. Place 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. 32 sts. With Aran, rep last 2 rnds 3 times more. 44 sts. Cast off.
  • 9
    Finishing: Stuff muzzle lightly and sew to front. Attach ears to either side of head. Stuff arms and attach to sides. Stuff tail and attach to back. With Black yarn, embroider nostrils and eyes.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Patons Classic Wool Grey Mix 104209910
  • Patons Classic Wool Aran 104209902
  • Patons Classic Wool Bright Red 104209914
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Double Point 7 inch No. 5/3.75 mm 104236695
  • Small Amount of Black Yarn for Embroidery of Nostrils and Eyes
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