Patons® Classic Wool Knit Monkey Around
- Patons Classic Wool- Main Color (MC) Light Grey Marl: 1 Ball; Contrast A Aran:1 Ball; Contrast B Bright Red: 1 Ball
- Double Pointed Knitting Needles- Set of Four Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) or Size Needed to Obtain Tension
- Black Yarn for Embroidery- Small Amount for Nose and Eyes
Approx 7 ins [18 cm] high.
22 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
**With A cast on 6 sts. Divide sts evenly among 3 needles. Join to work in rnds, placing marker on first st to indicate beg of rnd.
1st rnd: *Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 12 sts.
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.**
7th rnd: *K3. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 30 sts.
Cont in this manner inc 6 sts evenly around following alt rnds until there are 60 sts.
Next 5 rnds: Knit. Place marker at end of last rnd.
Change to MC and knit in rnds until piece measures 3 ½ ins [9 cm] from marker.
1st rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 50 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
5th rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 30 sts.
7th rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 20 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Stuff head lightly, pull yarn through rem sts and secure tightly.
With B and pair of double pointed needles, cast on 10 sts.
1st row: Knit.
With RS facing, turn work upside down. With third needle, pick up and knit 10 sts along cast on edge. Divide sts as follows: 5 sts on first and third needles, 10 sts on second needle. Join to work in rnds, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last st. M1. K1. 2nd needle: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 3rd needle: K1. M1. Knit to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 3 times more. 36 sts.
Change to A and rep last 2 rnds 4 times more. 52 sts. Cast off.
ARMS (Make 2)
Work from ** to ** as given for Head. With A knit even in rnds until piece measures 2 ½ ins [6 cm] from beg.
Change to MC and knit in rnds until piece measures 7 ins (18 cm]. Cast off.
Ears (Make 4)
With pair of double pointed needles and MC, cast on 8 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 14 sts.
Work 2 rows even.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 8 sts. Cast off. With RS tog, sew ears tog.
Stuff muzzle lightly and sew to front of Monkey. Attach ears to either side of head. Stuff arms and attach to side of Monkey. With black yarn, embroider eyes and nostrils. Stitch arms together as shown in picture.
Alt = Alternating
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Inc = Increase
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit two together
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
Psso= Past slipped stitch over
RS = Right side.
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Rounds
Sl1 = Slip next Stitch knitwise
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Tog = Together