With Monkey

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Knitting: With Monkey
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • cabling

Pattern Description:

Frida Kahlo is especially well known for her numerous self-portraits. In one series of self-portraits she depicts herself with exotic animals, such as monkeys and parrots. It is in these paintings that she shows herself in her most Mexican attire, including the traditional hair style of thick braids piled up on top of her head. This hair style became almost a trademark of her, and was the inspiration for this fingerless mitten pattern.

The cable patterns create a rib effect that ensures that the mittens mould themselves around the hand in a perfect fit. Fewer stitches on cuff and top of mitten provide the extra snugness that makes fingerless mittens look so much more elegant!

The pattern provides detailed instructions, both fully written and charted (15 pages).


32sts x 44rnds = 10x10cm / 4x4" in stocking stitch
50sts x 47 rounds = 10x10cm / 4x4" in palm pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's S[M, L] - Mitten circumference above thumb 17[18, 19.5]cm / 6 3/4[7 1/8, 7 5/8]" for hands with a circumference above thumb of around 1cm / 1/2" more


  • 1 skein of Luxe B yarn (100g = 400m/437yards), or other fingering weight yarn
  • 1 set of 2.5mm/US 1 1/2 dpns (or any other needle type for circular knitting)
  • 1 cable needle
  • 1 tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends
  • Optional: 2 stitch markers

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I just love knitting gloves: once you get to the fingers there are so few stitches per round, that another finger is finished in what seems no time at all - giving you a constant sense of achievement!

My knitting patterns provide very detailed instructions. Apart from the very few designs in which the two gloves/mittens are knitted exactly identical, my patterns always include instructions for ...

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