Pocket Octopus?

A knit of another kind was found on the needles recently. I was commissioned to make an octopus, which is something I never imagined that I would find myself knitting. Turns out, it was a very fun knit. And now, The Boy wants one, too, so there may be more! Ravelry project page here.

IMGP9243_mediumThis is Cephalohedron, an Interweave Knits pattern, and it has a clever secret. Instead of stuffing the head, he has a pouch shoved up in there. Pull the pouch out, and…

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tuck the octopus in and…

IMGP9247_medium2Viola! An octopus in a pocket! He is knit in Knit Picks Shine Worsted, which is one of my favorite cotton yarns. It has such a nice sheen to it, and I think it was the perfect yarn for this under the sea creature. It came out smaller than I had anticipated, even though my gauge was larger than the pattern called for and with the way that his head is stuffed, he is really floppy. But, the recipient was happy and that was the real goal. If I were to knit it again, I would double the yarn and knit on larger needles…. maybe. He turned out pretty cute as is.

The Princess thinks so, too.

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