Monday, February 18, 2008

Go Fish!

I made myself a list of designs I want to write up and patterns I want to post, and it's kind of scary. So I'm going to start working through it... starting with the fish!



Fish aren’t usually cuddly, but this this one is! Covered with knit-in ruffled fins and stuffed with fiberfill, the fish is finished off with googly bobble eyes. Pick a bright handpaint for a tropical look, and machine washable yarn so there’s no need to worry about dirt.

Finished Length: approximately 13 inches

Materials:
About 250 yards light worsted or heavy fingering weight yarn. Sample knit with 1 skein Lola from Schaefer Yarn (100% superwash merino wool; 4 oz/280 yds)
Approximately 1 yard contrasting yarn for eyes
About 3 oz. of stuffing/fiberfill
US size 4/3.5mm needles, or size to create dense fabric
US size 6/4 mm needles, or 2 sizes larger than other needles
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
20 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stst

Note that exact gauge is not crucial. However, fabric on smaller needles should be dense enough that stuffing will not show. Fabric on larger needles should be looser, and holes are not a problem.

Price: $4.00 (for a download-able PDF)

4 comments:

Nashe' said...

hi there , met you recently at the yale knitting .. i hope your hand has healed nicely ... your fishy knit is toooo cute...i had no idea you were a designer too !!! go you !

Cindy G said...

Oooh, cute!

knitseashore said...

I love the colors in your fish!!!

Audrey said...

Hi! I love the fish! Quick question: how much sewing is involved after the knitting? Could it be knit in the round? I love to knit, HATE to assemble stuff/sew and I think that the fish would be a great Christmas gift for my new neice.

Thanks!