Inkling the Squid by Cate Carter-Evans
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Inkling the Squid

Knitting
July 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (held double)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 - 525 yards (457 - 480 m)
one size
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Looking for a great beach knitting project? Look no further!

Inkling is a fun and fanciful cephalopod with loads of personality and charm. He looks great as a sofa accent, or keeping a watchful eye on things from a bookshelf.*

Inkling’s main body is 24 inches / 60 cm long; with feeding tentacles, he is 30 inches / 76 cm.
 
Inkling is worked from the fin to the tentacles in four parts: mantle, head with eight short tentacles, and two long feeding tentacles. The mantle and head sections are both started by working in the round, and are then worked flat. The short tentacles are worked in two-color intarsia, and the long tentacles are worked as i-cord, with the ends worked flat and augmented with contrast-color sucker pads. 

Please note that Inkling is for decorative purposes only and is not a toy. The plastic safety eyes used on this project are a choking hazard for small children.