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« on: May 23, 2006 09:11:22 PM »

NO really, this is my monkey earl, my gram and I made him the day before I moved away to go live with my fiancee in california. He's my travel buddy and sometimes a great security device in the event I feel homesick. The sweater is hand made and could probably be worked to fit any stuffed animal and it'll definitely fit a sock monkey. the pants dont really fit him so they're next to get nixed and i'll probably knit or sew a pair of my own. But all in all i'm proud, so far I've only made the one, and i've rescued another one but the next one i plan on making will definitely be a girl, much easier to make clothes for!
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006 09:17:28 PM »

i love sock monkeys. i think that they do make great security devices. i have one that was given to me on my first birthday (i'm 19 now), and i still have her. she's been with me through surgery, moving overseas, everything. she's even on my bed right now as i'm typing this!

yours is way adorable. i love the sweater. its definatley the highest of fashion in sock monkey-wear. keep up the great monkey-ing!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2006 09:22:32 PM »

i love sock monkeys. i think that they do make great security devices. i have one that was given to me on my first birthday (i'm 19 now), and i still have her. she's been with me through surgery, moving overseas, everything. she's even on my bed right now as i'm typing this!

yours is way adorable. i love the sweater. its definatley the highest of fashion in sock monkey-wear. keep up the great monkey-ing!

thanks! the sweater could be better, though its hard for me not to say that as I saw the kinks the moment it was done (doesnt that always seem to happen?)
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006 12:53:36 PM »

Hello Earl! Fantastic Monkey! And you know I love the sweater Wink

I think Sock Monkeys like their sweaters to be less than perfect, at least that is what I tell myself, because I have never knit anything for a monkey that came out perfect.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2006 01:02:12 PM »

Sock monkeys = love
Sock monkey clothes, I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2006 01:07:32 PM »

Hello Earl! Fantastic Monkey! And you know I love the sweater Wink

I think Sock Monkeys like their sweaters to be less than perfect, at least that is what I tell myself, because I have never knit anything for a monkey that came out perfect.  Cheesy

I heard through the grapevine you were looking for the pattern, I will post it here as soon as I can find the note book and decipher my handwriting Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2006 02:45:22 PM »

Sock monkey Sweater pattern:

Gauge: 6 sts/inch

needles: size 4 dpns and 16" circular

Neck:

CO 56 stitches divide evenly on dpn's or use circular whatever you prefer

K2 P2 around for 1 inch

Begin sleeve and body increases:

k12 pm, k4 pm, k 24 pm, k4 pm, k12 place different colored round marker.

Row 1: *Knit to 1 st before marker, m1, slip marker, m1* repeat 3 more times around, you should have increased 8 stitches (2 on either side of all markers)

Row 2: knit even

Continue increasing outside markers until you have 28 stitches on either side of sleeves.

Continue to increase sleeves until you have 24 stitches between markers. put sleeve stitches on stitch holders or waste yarn, continue to knit body to desired length.

K2 P2 for one inch. Bind off in pattern.

Sleeves:

Slip sleeve stitches onto DPN's, divide evenly, knit to monkey's arm length.
(Note: I tried the sweater on Earl every so often to get a feel for where the sleeve sat on him. I then just took the measurements and then knit to the same length for the second sleeve.)
K2 P2 for one inch, bind off in pattern.

You will have gaps in the sleeves, right around the armpits, simply sew them up with the tail of yarn and voila! woven ends and no hole!

Weave in all ends, place on monkey and enjoy!
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2006 07:20:51 PM »

LUV the sweater! Thanks for the pattn!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2006 08:10:19 PM »

no problem! i'd love to see pics of your monkeys in they're sweaters.

Also a note: the sweater is designed to be "earl-sized" so if you want a custom fit sweater, take measurements and adjust the stitch count.
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