I’ve been obsessed with fair-isle lately, and this cardigan is one of the results!
I’ve used four colors, three grays and one warm off-white, and combined them in six different ways.The name of this cardigan is pretty self-explanatory, right? I love polka dots, and I’ve been wanting to knit a sweater with them for a long time, but I couldn’t find the right combination of yarn and pattern. But now with the delicious Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, with its soft, variegated colors, I hit the jackpot.
It’s knit in the round, bottom-up, with steeks for front, armholes, neck and sleeve caps.
The fronts have picked-up stitches to create a double buttonband for snaps.
Julia aka @catnip will be making a sock monkey live on her radio show on Saturday morning. You can listen in on the internet at The Big Paws on Rhubarb Radio from 0800 to 1000 this Saturday the 31st October. And if you do make a sock monkey, please photograph and send us a link here, before you post it off. I’ll be making twin monkeys, one send to KateGoes and one to keep.
You will need:
* one sock, or one sock per monkey
* felt circles or buttons for eyes
* scraps of fabric (maybe from other sock) if you want ears or a tongue
* chunky needle or bodkin
* coloured threads or wool
Actually, everything you need to know is in the video, or already in your head. I’m of a mind to make a domestic terrorist monkey. Please feel free to make one with more or less character and originality.