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Topic: mr dangly - knitted monkey (with pattern)  (Read 188941 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2005 03:14:36 PM »

I didn't design the tiger, it's from Joy Gammon's Easy to Make Knitted Toys.  It's an awesome book, if you can find it, unfortunately it's out of print.
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« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2005 11:06:04 AM »

ooh monkey! Must make! after i finish my lace project though as they're taking up my size 3's *evil lace, not true, i love you guys!*

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« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2005 03:51:52 AM »

He's so cute!  Thanks for posting your pattern.
I can't wait to make one!

« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2005 07:02:09 AM »

I love monkeys, and I love your sweet little monkey toy.  He's adorable. You did such a great job.
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2005 09:43:34 PM »

Love this pattern.  I am almost done knitting all of his little parts, but before I start seaming him up... I just want to confirm that I only knit one of the body.  It's just one right?  Not two?
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2005 08:39:52 AM »

yep you only need to make one of the body Smiley when you've done you pull the yarn through the remaining stitches and seam up the side leaving a hole for the stuffing.
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2005 06:45:14 PM »

I am making Mr. Dangly in a few shades of blue cotton. Everyone loves the pattern! Cheesy

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« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2005 09:15:59 AM »

I've finished Mr. Dangly's head and body, and stiched the two together. My Mr. Dangly is a bit bigger (knit with thicker yarn and on bigger needles!) than those shown, and though I only did 7 rows of the main head instead of 15 (so his head is a bit smaller) it's still quite heavy.

What I'm having trouble with is his head being quite floppy! I was even thinking that I'd stich his neck more firmly, then just knit him a scarf to hide the Frankendangly scars...

Is anyone else having trouble with Mr Dangly's head, well, dangling?

PS The pattern is AWESOME and so easy to follow!

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« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2005 07:18:49 PM »

yep, I must admit that it was his dangly head that earned him his name.  I compensated by stuffing firmer at the neck, and securing with extra stitches.  I also, like you, considered knitting him a scarf, as I thought it would help support his dangly head.  Good luck, and please show us how he turns out!
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« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2005 06:27:54 PM »

I agree with Nutella the pattern is great and easy to follow.  I'm almost done with my Mr. Dangly. I'll have to post a picture when he's done. I just started the first leg and what I have done so far has been assembled
I'm having trouble with the head dangling too much as well.  My mom and sister said to put a pipe cleaner of someother kind of wire straight up and down in the neck to help out.  I might try it because the poor guy can't hold his head up right now.
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