Whale by Clare Doornbos
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February 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
100 yards (91 m)
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I love whales and I know lots of kids who love whales too. I designed this Whale pattern to look most like the flat headed sperm whale. He is 8” long from his cheeky grin to his impressive tail.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter because there are some right and left leaning increases, a provisional cast on, a few short rows and one tricky stitch. There are only two short sewn seams in this pattern.

Knitting in the Round on dpns
Knitting Flat
M1R and M1L
Provisional Cast On
Short Row Shaping (fully explained in the pattern)
Kitchener Stitch
3 Needle Bind Off
Some sewing

US size 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge 
Approx 100 yds Worsted yarn 
Stitch markers 
Stitch holder 
Scrap yarn for provisional Cast On 
Scrap of black yarn to embroider eyes

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