Tavistock Tortoise by Amanda Berry
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Tavistock Tortoise

DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
80 - 150 yards (73 - 137 m)
The tortoise is approximately 8cm tall and 13cm long.
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Tavistock Tortoise is a happy little friend; I use my tortoise as a pincushion!

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the tortoise, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 3 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat on straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work a kfb increase and k2tog decrease, change colours at the end of the row (knitting stripes), and sew seams.


  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • DK yarn (double knitting or light worsted weight); less than 25g in each colour
  • Toy filling
  • Two black beads for eyes (or you can use buttons, or embroider the eyes in black yarn) 

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