Squirt the Turtle by Nicola Riley
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Squirt the Turtle

March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
208 - 219 yards (190 - 200 m)
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A wonderful stash buster! Squirt the Turtle is knitted flat and then seamed. A step by step instruction is given for each piece and there’s a section at the end to show you how to put them all together.

You may use the colours suggested or any others you desire.

Materials Required- 2.75mm knitting needles, darning needle, toy stuffing (~40gms) and coloured yarn.

Gauge: Not important, but do ensure to knit tight enough so that the stuffing does not show through on the body and the eyes.

Approximate size is 20cm x 12cm

Yarn- (30gm) Stylecraft Special DK 1218 Parchment
(10gm) Stylecraft Special DK 1004 Brown
(10gm) James C Brett Top Value DK 8453 Pink
(5gm) Stylecraft Special DK 1263 Citron
(5gm) James C Brett Top Value DK 8430 Black
(5gm) James C Brett Top Value DK 8428 White
Skills required:
K: Knit
P: Purl
sts: Stitches
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together
P3tog: Purl 3 stitches together
Kfb: Knit the stitch, but before taking the stitch off the needle, insert tip of working needle into the backside of the loop and knit that stitch too.
(K1,P1,K1) into the cast on stitch: Insert your working needle into the cast on stitch and knit one stitch, but leave it on the main needle.Now bring the working yarn to the front and purl into the same stitch, but leave it on the main needle.Now bring the working yarn to the back and knit into the same stitch, this time pulling it off the main needle. You will now have 3 stitches on the needle.

Sewing skills:

Mattress stitch
Running stitch
Over stitch
Chain stitch

I would say that this project is suitable for an intermediate/experienced knitter