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The forecast is knitted monkeys with a chance of a beanie...

I have some sweet berry coloured Monkeys from Scheepjes to experiment with and some beautiful new Chia Goo needles!!! I have admired the sheen and stitch definition of Chunky Monkey premium acrylic yarn on other people's projects and now I get to play...

Okay, so maybe stacking up the yarn and stabbing it with knitting needles to suggest a "vintage" television complete with rabbit ears isn't quite the idea - haha...

Chunky Monkey is an Aran weight yarn (a quick project is a good project sometimes!) made with 100% premium acrylic that is anti pilling and Scheepjes recommends it for blankets, home decor items, toys, chunky sweaters and accessories. It comes in 93 colours too! Aren't these pinks are gorgeous and bold!?? Really luscious colours: 2009 Mulberry and 1061 Cerise.

You can source these yarns from Scheepjes retailers worldwide, and via these affiliates*:

Wool Warehouse (in the UK - ships worldwide)

Caros Atelier (The Netherlands)

These Chia Goo needles are bamboo and come in an interchangeable set. Very cool needles I have to say! I have been using Addi turbo before now, which I do really enjoy, but the cable on these needles spin (very flash) and are memory free apparently (even more amazing) - so apart from making an excellent silly tv antenna coming straight out of the box I am super keen to see what they are like to work with!

A small experiment is a good experiment, right? I thought I would play with working in the round for this project, so a beanie a logical choice. Will an acrylic yarn provide any elasticity for ribbing? Will the Monkey do the splits? Are the cables really memory free? Are the cable screw attachments secure? Let's find out....

I will get to work and share some progress soon,

Happy Stitching!

Susan (Peppergoose)

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