Sunday, July 20, 2008
Monkey See Monkey Do Socks
When the Summer of Socks kal/competition started, it seemed everyone was knitting and raving about Cookie A's Monkey socks. I decided I had to knit a pair myself to see what all the fuss was about. I love love this pattern. It's an easy pattern to knit and I had the pattern repeat memorized after the 2nd repeat.
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy Midnight Derby
Needles: US 2 Addi turbo circ magic loop method
Gauge: 8 spi
Modifications: I used Ozlorna's large Monkey spreadsheet.(You can send her a message on Ravelry and she'll email you the spreadsheet.) I casted on 80 sts instead of 64 because of my big feet and leg swelling I sometimes have. I used Techknitter's wonderful SYTK left leaning decrease. My left leaning decreases are purrrtty now instead of sloppy looking.
Start: June 30, 2008
Finish: July 10, 2008
You'll see more Monkeys from me soon. One last thing, my Anura Socks picture is now featured on the Sensational Knitted Socks Lace Rib pattern page on Ravelry. Yay!!!!