Horatio the Nautilus by Cate Carter-Evans

Horatio the Nautilus

August 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter
825 - 850 yards (754 - 777 m)
one size
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A unique pattern inspired by a fascinating creature, Horatio the Nautilus is the perfect project for the adventurous knitter. His striped shell, elegant tentacles, and protective hood offer a fun knitting challenge that yields a very special creation.

Horatio is worked in three parts – shell, tentacles, and hood. The shell is worked in garter stitch with wrap-and-turn short rows, the layers of tentacles are worked as i-cord from a flat base, and the hood is worked in stockinette stitch with twin-wrap (shadow wrap) short rows.

Nautiluses are members of the cephalopod family. Horatio’s knitted cephalopod family includes Opus, Opal and Opie the Octopuses, Inkling the Squid, and Tako the Bobtail Squid also by Cate Carter-Evans.

Please note that Horatio the Nautilus is intended for decorative purposes only. This item is not a toy, and the design does not meet any safety standards for toys. The kit and pattern are sold on an “as is” basis, therefore the risk of the quality and performance of the design lies with the buyer.

There were some issues when this pattern was first published, but it has since gotten a full overhaul (November of 2018). Special thanks to YarnSurgeon and LaceMistress for test knitting this pattern!