Posted by: Kim | May 11, 2007

Monkey Socks – FO!!

Monkey left view Monkey right view

Pattern: Monkey Socks, by Cookie A.

Source:, Winter 2006

Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in “Martha’s Vineyard” colorway (100% Merino Wool superwash), one hank (4 oz/420 yds)

Needles used: (2) Addi Turbo circulars, size 1 (2.5mm)

Project start date: April 22nd

Project end date: May 9th

Project cost: $22.00/hank

Notes: This yarn was the first hank of sock yarn I’d ever purchased. As I attempted a completely different pattern with it last fall, I realized that this wasn’t the best “sock beginner” yarn to use. The smooth finish on the yarn made it tough to maintain a consistent gauge while I struggled with the double-pointed needles, and I really was using the wrong pattern for this beautiful yarn. So, I frogged it and put it away. Once I had three other pairs under my belt, I felt ready to tackle this yarn and was educated enough on selecting a pattern that would do this colorway some justice.

I really enjoyed this project. While the pattern looks tough, I found it easy to memorize the 11-round repeat. Paraphrasing from Joey Tribbiani, I would call it “just the right amount of complicated.” (If you know the quote I lifted this from, congratulations—you must have been the other person watching “Joey” before it was canceled.) I highly recommend it!



  1. Beautiful! 🙂

  2. Great socks!!!
    I rally like the color of CTH!!!
    Remind me summer graep!!
    Bye the way… visit my knitting blog too!!!



  3. you knitting superstar! those sox look gr8!

  4. Beautiful Monkeys – I celebrated my Monkey Socks by kicking back a couple glasses of Monkey Bay Wine – gotta love knitting and wine monkeys 😉

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