Monkey or Jaywalker?


I have a dilemma! Which do I cast on?

I like them both…really really really do.

But Im not sure which would look better!

I have some yummy orangey/pink sock yarn from the Summer Swap…some yummy hand dyed merino pink/yellow Taffy from PoppyFlowerFibers, and Lornas Laces in Bee Stripe.

Ive got to decide what yarn to use for which pattern!

Halp! Please? :hair: I dont know what to decide! :roflhard:

Hubby thinks Im nuts asking for opinions, but they arent HIS socks. :fingerwag:

They both are great and easy to knit. The Jaywalkers are an easier pattern to memorize (I think a 4 row repeat), where as Monkeys are an 11 row repeat. So if you want more of a mindless knit go for the Jaywalkers.

I think with bold stripes the Jaywalkers would be nicer. Also, from the FOs I have seen online, the pattern on the Monkeys seems to be easily obscured by too busy colorways.

I’m for Monkeys :slight_smile:

I would do the Bee Stripe yarn with the Jaywalkers. Monkeys are next up on my list, I love the way they look! Then I am going to do the Jaywalkers.


I was holding yarn up, and snooping in Ravelry…

I think the Bee Stripe will be Jaywalkers…and the pretty solid color from the Summer Swap will be Monkey.

JAYWALKERS its a 2-row repeat. I’m working on a pair now and they are very easy. Stripes look way cool.

I liked the jaywalker pattern but was put off by the fact that so many people had commented on them being sort of tight/hard to get over the heel.

I know that the designed has posted a “larger” pattern, so if you go for jaywalker, you may want to check out the alternative sizing if you have a larger foot.