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strangerthanyou
« on: August 27, 2005 04:33:01 PM »

I'd really like to make a monkey for my friend, but the ones made out of socks seem a bit complicated (and involve sewing, which is not a strong point). I'd prefer knitted monkeys. I've searched and haven't found anything.
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005 07:46:15 PM »

try searching "mr dangly" on these boards - it's a really cute knitted monkey  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005 09:56:05 AM »

Thank you! Very cute.
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ax174
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005 06:17:32 AM »

I'd prefer knitted monkeys.

The Sirdar web site has a free pattern for a cute monkey: http://www.sirdar.co.uk/ (click on "Free for you" on the sidebar).

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AWynkoop
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005 07:25:33 AM »

I recently made this one for my daughter...I substituted brown yarn for all the purple, and used the same weight yarn for the hands and face (had to massage the pattern a bit!) I didn't make the clothes either. My monkey is naked!

http://www.premiersewproducts.com/90343.asp
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strangerthanyou
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005 04:36:15 PM »

Heehee, that Monty monkey is really cute! But the hands look too hard for me (involving short row shaping?), so I guess I will make the mr. dangly. But they're all enticing (sp?)!
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AWynkoop
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2005 05:38:50 PM »

don't let the hands scare you! the pattern seems strange, but once you get the first finger done you can really see how the other fingers fit on...
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strangerthanyou
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2005 05:42:28 PM »

Ah, okay. Since it is so cute, I might try just the hands to see if I could do it. But I have a few questions, since you've done it. Does kp mean knit and purl into the same stitch? And what is the weight of the yarn that is used for the body, and it's an eyelash yarn, right? Because I'll probably need to subsitute.
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AWynkoop
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2005 09:50:18 AM »

Just to let you know.... The hands are a great! I was so proud I showed them to everyone! "look at my Little monkey Hands!!" I was just silly!
KP does mean knit and purl into the same stitch.
I used red heart acrylic medium worsted since it was for my kid. I did not swatch so he is pretty big.
for the hands (since I used acrylic instead of cotton) I had to adjust the pattern.
(use the pattern for a guide)
I cast on 18 stitches
row 1-12 :stocking stitch
first finger:(imagine first finger as the pinkie)work 12, turn. (sl1, P5, turn) (sl1, K5, turn) for 10 rows. thread yarn through all finger stitches and leave a long enough end to sew.
second finger:pick up 3 stitches, turn. P3, P3 from other needle.  Work the same way as first finger
third finger: just like second finger.
for the thumb I just knit a rectangle 6 stitches 10 rows and attached it to the side of the hand.
stitch all the sides of the fingers. Now you have a cute monkey hand to show all your friends!

as soon as I can figure out picture post (I am a much better knitter than photographer!) I will try to get some pictures up! Good luck!  Feel free to ask if you need help! Gotta keep the crafster good karma flowing!
Here is a closeup of the hand

and here is monkey in all his naked glory!

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strangerthanyou
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2005 04:30:21 AM »

Wow! Yours is SO cute! And you used red heart worsted for the whole monkey? That's a very good idea, since the yarn they used is probably harder to knit with (for me). Thank you for the modified pattern for the hands.
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