What is a sock monkey? The old-fashioned, handcrafted sock monkey dolls made with Original Rockford Red Heel® socks from Fox River Mills have become a favorite piece of "Americana" over the years. In 1890, Nelson Knitting began manufacturing these Red Heeled socks. Fox River Mills purchased Nelson Knitting in 1992. Today, the instructions for making these dolls are still included in each package of authentic Red Heel Monkey socks.
This is a non-traditional sock monkey:
An example of a traditional sock monkey:
Sock monkeys of all persuasions are invited to join us on Wednesday, February 22nd at 2 p.m. for our Sock Monkey Fever event. We will read stories about sock monkeys, discuss how a sock monkey is made, and give away sock monkeys to a few lucky children. This program is for families with children of all ages.