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Knitting for me is all about experimenting, trying new things, re-discovering old stuff and mixing everything together.

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Tiling Fish

from janukke Strickdesign
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tiling Fish
Tiling Fish
Tiling Fish
Tiling Fish

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • There are no specific skills you need to have to work this pattern, since all techniques used will be explained in an illustrated appendix. However, this is not a beginners pattern.

Pattern Description:

This is a patchwork blanket featuring one of Dutch grafic artist M. C. Eschers famous tessellations.

The fish are knit separately and sewn together later. They are shaped by different stitch patterns (rib pattern, seed stitch, garter stitch) as well as short rows which is all written down in two charts. An illustrated appendix explains all techniques used including sewing together the fish and cutting/steeking. To save ink you might decide to print the pattern directions only, i.e. pages 1-8 (and not the appendix).

The straight edges of the blanket are formed by cutting. There will be no parts of fish wasted, I promise!

Finally a stocking stitch edging makes for the perfect finish.


24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 in (10 cm)
in garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 78"/198 cm long and 61"/155 cm wide; one fish is approximately 8.5"/22 cm long.

You Will Also Need:

  • US#1.5/2.5 mm, 30 cm (12 in) circular needle, 1 spare needle, tapestry needle, pins for blocking, sewing machine, a pair of scissors

Suggested yarn:

7216 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Till Kampes


224 (blue), 256 (green), Lj.grh (undyed)