Spider by Clare Doornbos
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April 2009
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
75 yards (69 m)
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Knit your own cuddly arachnid (5” in diameter, 8” if you include the legs!). This spider is cuddly, friendly and quick to knit, he would be a great Halloween decoration. The spider is child friendly as there are no wires in those spider legs, it’s all done through the magic of knitting.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter. The spider is mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern). His legs are knitted using i-cord and sewn on individually.

Garter (knit) Stitch
M1 increase
knitting in the round on dpns
Short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern)

75 yards of bulky weight yarn
US size 9 (5 1/2mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 9 (5 1/2mm) double pointed needles (dpns) or size needed to obtain gauge
Scraps of black and white or other colored felt for the eyes
Tapestry needle
Handful of washable fiberfill (stuffing)
Candlewicking needle

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.