Turtle by Susan B. Anderson


January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
134 yards (123 m)
About 5-inches in length from bottom of body to the tip of the nose
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Now the Turtle joins the other Woodland Animals group of the Woodland Fox, Hedgie , Raccoon, Bunny, Squirrel and Acorns, and Little Owl! All of these patterns are available in print form for yarn shops from NNK Press.

The four legs of the Turtle are knit first, then when the body is worked the legs are knit right in as you go! The turtle body, head and legs are worked seamlessly. The Shell is worked in the round from the center-out and attached with a quick running stitch at the end.

Here is some pattern information for you:

Finished size: From the bottom of the body to the tip of the nose, 5 ¼ - inches in length.

Turtle: 100 yards of worsted weight.
Shell: 50 yards of worsted weight.
Sample is made in Quince & Co. Lark, 100% wool, in Sweet Pea #128, and the shell is made in Noro Kureyon #352.

Turtle: US size 5/3.75mm double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.
Also needed are two extra double-pointed needles in the same size or a similar size, preferably smaller.
Shell: US size 7/4.5mm double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.

Turtle: 6 sts per inch in stockinette stitch.
Shell: 5 sts per inch in stockinette stitch.

Yarn needle
Detachable stitch markers
Ruler or tape measure
Black embroidery floss
Waste yarn