Seahorse by Ginny Sturdy

Seahorse

Knitting
April 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
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It’s been a long time since I’ve produced a sea creature pattern. I have had a seahorse in mind for a while, and as usual it is a documentary by David Attenborough that has inspired me.

They are such interesting creatures, and come in such a range of colours that you really can’t go wrong with whatever colour wool you use.

This pattern reminds me quite a bit of my Bat pattern, as it is a really good way to use up the little oddments of wool that you might have left over from other projects.

The main body is knitted in one part, with a seam down the back, and a little sewing on the head. The only separate part to attach is the tail fin.

You will need doublepoint needles, and the main techniques are icord knitting for the tail and nose, and some short rows. There is a photo tutorial for the icord knitting in my sidebar, or lots of video tutorials on youtube, if you have not tried this before. On some of the seahorses I have sewn the tail into a spiral, or you can just leave it free, and it seems to have a natural twist to it. Each seahorse only takes a few grammes of wool, and is about 5 to 6 inches long, depending on whether you spiral the tail or not.

I have not quite decided what to do with mine yet, but I think they would look really nice as a mobile for a child.