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Topic: Ooooohhh! A knitted monkey!!  (Read 1073 times)
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« on: January 03, 2006 12:10:29 AM »

I decided that for Christmas I would make my boyfriend the evil monkey from Family Guy (as seen above), I started out trying to crochet it, but it just doesn't have the look I'm going for. So I'm teaching myself to knit so I can knit the monkey for him. Unfortunately for him, this means he may be getting the present in June.

I've been searching all over the place for a monkey (or any other similar animal) pattern that I could use and modify as necessary. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to exist. Sorry for all upcoming questions but I'm clueless, a perfectionist, and refuse to admit that this may be too damn difficult for me. Smiley

For the body I'm gonna try and use a plain knit beanie pattern (for basic guidance) for the bottom. But I don't know how I should go about attaching the limbs. Should I knit the limbs and then whipstitch them on? Or is it possible to knit the limbs as I go along? What would be the best way to get the legs to bend as shown, and the arm to stick up? Should I use a wire of some sort?

If anyone has any suggestions, please please please, pass them on. It would be greatly appreciated. Smiley I'm now off to learn how to mix colors and to find a suitable plain beanie pattern for the monkeys butt. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006 05:49:25 AM »

I do have a monkey pattern at home.  It's in a book called something like "Knitted Animals" or something like that.  I can check the title & other publishing info once I get home, If you'd like.  Just let me know.  It will certainly take some modifying, but it sounds like you're up for that. Also, I think wires inside the limbs are a good idea wouldn't do this if I was making the monkey for a little kid, though). I'd suggest a heavy gauge aluminum wire ...light,  to bend, inexpensive, etc.

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