Dory Hank Octopus by Nicola Riley

Dory Hank Octopus

Knitting
January 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
219 - 230 yards (200 - 210 m)
One size
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Hank the octopus is knitted flat and then seamed together using mattress stitch.

The suction cups on the arms are created by knitting a series of white bobble stitches in a contrasting color.

Step by step instructions are given to complete all the pieces and there is a section at the end to show how all the pieces are put together.

Materials Required - 2.75mm knitting needles, darning needle, toy stuffing (~75gms) and coloured yarn.

Gauge: Not important, but do ensure to knit tight enough so that the stuffing does not show through on the body and the eyes

Approximate size is 30cm x 15cm

Yarn:
70gm James C Brett Top Value DK 8443 Bright Orange
5gm James C Brett Top Value DK 8428 White
5gm James C Brett Top Value DK 8430 Black
5gm James C Brett Top Value DK 846 Ocean Blue

Knitting skills:
Knit, Purl, K2tog, P2tog, P3tog,Kfb, Ssk, MWB (Make White Bobble)

Sewing skills:
Mattress stitch

I would say that this project is suitable for an intermediate/experienced knitter

Happy knitting!