Mister Ben is a knitted "copy" of the famous sock monkey dolls many of us grew up with. If you have knit a pair of socks you have all the skills necessary to knit a sock monkey.
The pattern for Mister Ben is written so you can use any weight yarn along with needles appropriate to your chosen yarn. The size of the monkey you knit will be determined by the type of yarn and needles you choose.
Traditionally, sock monkeys are knitted in a tweed or ragg yarn body, and two contrast colors - white or cream, and red.
But don't hesitate to try something different - we think Mister Ben would look awesome in variegated or self-patterning yarn!
This is a printed pattern that will be mailed to you.
|Finished Measurements||Height of monkey when sitting, from rump to top of head:
Fingering weight - 14"
DK weight 19"
Worsted weight - 21"
Bulky weight - 27"
|Yarn Weight||Fingering, DK, Worsted, or Bulky|
Fingering weight: 400 yards in each of main color and contrast color 1, 200 yards contrast color 2 (red)
DK weight: 600 yards main color, 360 yards contrast color 1, 120 yards contrast color 2 (red)
Worsted weight: 660 yards main color, 220 yards in each of two contrast colors
Bulky weight: 500 yards main color, 478 yards in each of contrast colors
|Gauge||Gauge will vary, depending on yarn|
|Needle Size||Choose 16" circular needle and DPNs 2-3 sizes smaller than recommended for your yarn, to product a tight fabric|
|Designer||Katie Nagorney and Ann Swanson|