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Knit Manatee Pattern

Knitting
April 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
35 - 40 yards (32 - 37 m)
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The docile sea cow-- full of squishy, aqautic goodness!


This is knitting pattern suitable for intermediate knitters, and involves the following techniques:

  • Working in the round
  • Increases (left increase (KLL) and right increase (KRL))
  • Decreases (k 2 tog and slip 1, knit 1, psso)
  • Magic Cast-On (instructions for this are included with the pattern. Use of this technique is optional.)
  • Kitchener Stitch (use of this technique is optional.)

Finished manatee measures about 5 inches long and 5.25 inches from flipper to flipper, and takes about 40 yards of worsted weight yarn.


This pattern is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. In short, this means that you ARE allowed to make and sell items made from this pattern, or other derivative works, so long as you give me credit for the original design, and make your own work available under the same terms.


This pattern is written in English and all needle sizes, abbreviations, etc. are American. Contains 8 fully-illustrated pages with lots of photos and charts to accompany the written instructions.


Suggested Materials:

  • Lion Brand Wool: Pearl Gray (about 40 yards)

  • US Size 6 double pointed needles

  • Tapestry Needle

  • Scissors

  • Two 7/16” (11MM) Buttons

  • Needle and Thread

  • Black Six Strand Embroidery Floss