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Natty-Knits on craftsy.com
San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Whale

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the Round on dpns
  • Knitting Flat
  • Provisional Cast On
  • M1R
  • M1L
  • Kitchener Stitch
  • 3 Needle Bind Off

Pattern Description:

I love whales and I know lots of kids who love whales too. I designed this Whale pattern to look most like the flat headed sperm whale. He certainly is cuddly, from his cheeky grin to his impressive tail.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter because there are some right and left leaning increases, a provisional cast on, a few short rows (fully explained in the pattern) and one tricky stitch. There are only two short sewn seams in this pattern.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


5 stitches and 7 rows in Stockinette Stitch = 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8" long


  • US size 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Approx 100 yds Worsted yarn
  • Fiberfill
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder
  • Scrap yarn for provisional Cast On
  • Scrap of black yarn to embroider eyes

Suggested yarn:

100 yards of Worsted weight

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