Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey

Marled Pullover with Shawl Collar

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Rainy days call for blanket forts and card games and a playful pullover with a cozy shawl collar. Inspired by the lovable toy, Sock Monkey uses two strands of Loft held together for a marled effect and a plump fabric. If you don’t wish to nod to the classic nursery companion, substitute colors and you’ve got a simply timeless sportswear garment. The body and sleeves are worked in the round to the armholes; the yoke is completed flat to the shoulders and seamed to the set-in sleeves. The ribbing is worked with a smaller needle and a single strand of yarn. Generous cuffs are easily turned up or down to allow for an extra year’s wear.

YARDAGE

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 600 (685, 800, 945, 1080) yards Color 1 (C1)
  • 400 (465, 550, 665, 770) yards Color 2 (C2)
  • 30 (35, 35, 35, 40) yards Color 3 (C3)

YARN

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

  • 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins C1, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins C2, 1 skein C3
  • Photographed in colors Fossil (C1), Barn Owl (C2), and Wool Socks (C3)
Gauge
  • 18 stitches & 30 rows/rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and 2 strands of yarn held together, after blocking
  • 37 stitches & 50 rows/rounds = 4″ in 2×2 Ribbing with Size B needle(s) and 1 strand of yarn, after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One 24″ circular needle and one set of DPNs* in size needed to obtain stockinette stitch gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing and Tubular Cast On/Bind Off):

  • One 24″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, size needed to obtain ribbing gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 2¼ mm (US 1)

*32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves)

Finished dimensions
  • 25 (26¼, 27½, 30¼, 33)” circumference at chest
  • Sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
  • Intended Ease: approximately + 3-5″
  • Sample shown is size 6 (27½”) on child who normally wears size 6
  • Shown in second and fourth photos on child who normally wears size 5

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES

  • Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Short Rows (Wrap and Turn Method)
  • Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)

OPTIONAL TECHNIQUES

  • Tubular Cast On (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
  • Grafting (Kitchener Stitch)
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