Cal & Mari
To knit this toy, you will need to:
-Be familiar with toy construction or be an adventurous beginner
-Knit in the round
-Increase and decrease stitches
-Follow instructions for a three-needle decrease (provided in pattern)
Size: The squid stands approximately 6” tall, when knit in worsted weight yarn and 5” tall knit in DK/Light Worsted
-18mm safety eyes were used on the orange squid and 15mm safety eyes were used on the yellow squid
Materials & tools
-Yarn in the weight and color of your choice. For the worsted-weight sample, I used approximately 50 grams of Dancing Dog Dye Works Waltz Worsted (see Sample Info, pg 4). Your yardage will vary based on yarn weight and needle size.
-Needles for working in the round (2 circulars, or 1 long circular for Magic Loop—you could use DPNs, but I don’t recommend them for this pattern). Needle size will vary depending on the yarn you use (see Gauge in pattern).
-An additional needle, same size as above, to use when working a three-needle decrease (tutorial included in pattern)
-Two safety eyes
-Spare needles or waste yarn to hold live stitches
-12” piece of scrap yarn for eyelids & mouth