Opie by Pauline Wickens


November 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
one size (about 7.5 inches from claw tip to tip)
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Having watched far too much of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, I decided that this cute cuddly crustacean is named Opie. Although Opie’s appearance gives only a passing nod to the anatomy of the Atlantic Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio), Opie still shares the name.

To change the size on your cuddly little crab, use a bulkier or thinner yarn and a corresponding needle size. The Opie’s shown were knit with Lana Grossa Meilenweit “Bosco” using US 0 / 2.0 mm needles, Patons Classic Wool “Rich Red Tweed” using US 4 / 3.5 mm needles.

This pattern is suitable for someone who can knit on double pointed needles. Other skills required are increasing and decreasing, embroidery, making I-cord, and seaming.

This pattern is available as a free sample in some of the June “Oceanic” Phat Boxes