This is Monty…my latest knitting project. He is from the fabulous book, Cute Little Knits by Jem Weston.
This will be the 3rd Jem Weston project I have made.
The pattern for the monkey was very easy to follow, mainly stocking stitch with some M1 to increase and knit/purl 2tog for decreasing. The trickiest part I found was sewing up the tail…as it is very thin!
I chose to do the fairisle scarf for Monty and I love how it came out…but it did take me a while, probably longer than Monty himself!!
I really like the Rowan Felted Dk to knit with, it has a nice texture with flecky bits, however, I could not sew up using mattress stitch with it…I don’t know if it was me but each time I pulled it tight the yarn kept breaking. So I used some brown Dk I had in my stash. My favourite Rowan yarn was also used in his scarf – Wool Cotton, it is so nice to knit with and has a lovely soft texture when knit up.
I love the Cute Little Knits book, it has lots of lovely projects to knit including toys and accessories for the home. It is a book which I think I would (and hopefully will) knit a few of the projects included in it.