friend Monkster has an aversion to the
high-priced-yet-pedestrian offerings found in his size at malls
across the country. Monkster is a discerning fellow who prefers
garments made of natural fibers and, of course, he insists upon
a custom fit. As you can see from his smile, Monkster is
thoroughly pleased with our handknit solution for him. So, the
next time you or your little one get the urge to go bananas &
build a bear, monkey, dog or anyone else at your local mall,
don’t go bananas on their outfit – make them their very own
sweater just like Monkster’s. (As we did for our new friend,
Spot, at left, below good, old Monkster. Spot’s striped version
used 1 ball of red, 1 ball of blue. As you can imagine, the
possibilities for customizing this pattern are endless.)
dpn(s) = double-pointed needles; K = knit; K2tog = knit 2
stitches together as 1; P = purl; rd = round; rem = remain; rep
= repeat; sl = slip; SSK = slip 2 sts individually knitwise,
then knit those 2 sts together; st(s) = stitch(es); st st =
stockinette stitch (K all sts)
Yarn: 2-50g balls of Dale of Norway’s washable worsted weight 100%
wool “Freestyle” yarn. Click here to see all of the
18 sts, 24 rows = 4”/10cm in st
st for body of sweater.
in US size 7 (4.5 mm). As always, use whatever size needles
you find necessary to obtain the gauge, above.
All parts are knit circularly. The sleeves are knit up until
the underarm. Then, the body is knit up to the same point. The
sleeves and body are then worked together with double raglan
decreases to form the yoke. (See photo at left.) It’s finished
with an easy ribbed and rolled collar. There are no side or
sleeve seams to finish.
Cast on 32 sts, placing 8 sts on
each of 4 dpns. Join circularly. *K1, P1, rep from * for 5
rds. Work 14 rds in st st. Break off yarn and set aside. Work
other sleeve to match.
Cast on 80 sts, placing 20 sts on each of 4 dpns. Join
circularly. *K1, P1, rep from * for 5 rds. Work 14 rds in st
Place marker. The next sts will be from a sleeve. Adding
these sleeve sts to the same needle just used to finish the last
rd on body, K 1, SSK, K next 13 sleeve sts, change to next
needle and K next 13 sleeve sts, K2tog, K1, place marker,
continuing with front body sts, K1, SSK, K 17 sts, change to
next needle, still doing body sts, K 17 sts, K2tog, K1, place
marker, now onto the next sleeve, K 1, SSK, K next 13 sleeve sts,
change to next needle and K next 13 sts of sleeve, K2tog, K1,
place marker, continuing with back body sts, K1, SSK, K 17 sts,
change to next needle and still working back body, K 17 sts,
K2tog, K1, end of rd. 136 sts rem. Work 5 more consecutive
decrease rds, i.e, begin rds at back of left sleeve with K1, SSK,
*work to 3 sts before marker, K2tog, K1, slip marker, K1, SSK,
rep from * to 3 sts before end of rd, K2tog, K1, slip marker.
(With each decrease rd, you decrease 8 sts.) 96 sts rem. *K 1
rd straight. Work 1 decrease rd, rep from * 5 times. 48 sts
* K1, P1, rep from * for 3 rds. Work 3 rds in st st. BO
loosely. Weave in loose ends.
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