KallieMairi by Pauline Wickens


November 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
one size (head diameter: 4 inches)
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When my little niece turned two, I wanted to knit her something unique to match her intelligent personality. This simplified octopus is the result of playing with yarn and ideas for a few weeks. Kallie Mairi is suitable for children under three or as old as you like.

Kallie Mairi is knit in stockinette on considerably smaller needles than suggested for Swish Superwash Worsted. This gives her a bit more structure and prevents the poly stuffing from poking through the knitted fabric. Each tentacle is a separate knitted tube. These are grafted together to form a ring of tentacles. The live stitches from the inside and outside of this ring are then worked separately in the round. A worsted weight cotton yarn would also be a suitable choice for Kallie Mairi.