E. coli Bacterium by Butterflylove1

E. coli Bacterium

June 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
About 4.5 inches wide
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Certainly cute, these little lovelies can also be deadly. E coli bacteria can be found in animal waste, unwashed produce and even in unclean water and can make you very ill.

Why not place a little squeaky bacterium next to your sink as a cute reminder to your family that they should wash their hands? You can knit one up in a couple of hours, so why not make your very own special brood of critters to brighten up your lab?!

The ButterflyLove pdf E. coli Bacterium knitting pattern gives you clear step by step instructions to make your own little collection of bacteria.

This pattern only involves knitting flat and is suitable for a beginner/intermediate knitter. You can also contact me at any point if you need technical advice or have any other queries.

What you will need:

2 knitting needles (US5/3.75mm or as per tension advice)
2 knitting needles (US2/2.75mm or as per tension advice)
15-20g eyelash or shaggy chunky white yarn for the cell body (e.g. Bergere de France Plume ‘Tulle’)
5g/3m yarn for each flagella (e.g. Sirdar Snuggly DK 460 ‘Eeyore’ or 313 ‘Whisper’)
Two black toy safety eyes (9mm)
Polyfil toy stuffing
1 tapestry needle for finishing

Skills used:

Casting on and off

Stitches used: Stocking stitch

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This pattern is sold on the condition that it will be used for personal use only, e.g. making gifts for family and friends, not for commercial purposes.

All knitting patterns in ButterflyLove1’s Ravelry shop have been designed and written by Dawn Finney and are protected by law. © 2016 D Finney