Have you picked up any of our Special Reserve Yarns? As soon as I saw the Alpaca Wool Twist, I knew what I’d like to do with it: make a Sock Monkey Sweater for my toddler! I was looking around the internet for inspiration when I saw THIS sweater by the Canadian company “Roots”. I decided to make a mini version using THIS (free) pattern. Along with the Special Reserve Alpaca Wool Twist, I used Bare Andean Treasure and Swish DK in Serrano. I followed the pattern exactly for size 4, doing 6 rows of bare, 3 rows of Serrano, and 6 more rows of bare for the cuffs and bottom ribbing. I love a shawl collar, and the Andean Treasure is super soft! I added 5 red buttons to finish off the project.
I’m now working on a duplicate of this sweater for my younger daughter, in size 2. Though both sizes are too big for them right now, in just a little while they’ll have matching sweaters and I’ll have “Monkey See” and “Monkey Do”! I might pick up a sock monkey kit and make one with them. Then I’ll have too many monkeys (probably jumping on my bed). I can’t wait!
Speaking of waiting, if you’re interested in the Special Reserve yarns, here for a limited time only, don’t delay! They’re at a great price, and might never return again.