Monkey Business Marionette

Monkey Business Marionette
Stacey Gerbman

Simple stitches are cleverly shaped to build a toy to treasure. A great handmade gift, this monkey is adorable.

Finished Size Body length from bottom to tip of head 9½"; circumference 11".
Yarn Brown Sheep Company Serendipity Tweed (60% cotton, 40% wool; 210 yd [191 m]/ 3½oz [100 g]): #ST68 sunflower (MC), #ST84 Nebraska wheat (CC1), and #ST92 black iris (CC2), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 6 (4mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle; Krazy Glue (Brush-On 0.18 oz/5 g); Beadalon Supplemax Soft Illusion Cord in Clear/Transparent (.012"/0.30 mm/164 ft); 3 Popsicle sticks; X-Acto knife; clear cutting mat or selfhealing mat; Poly-Fil Polyester Fiberfill; four 4 mm beads.
Gauge 18 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st.

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