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Posts Tagged ‘ocean’

Stitched Sealife: The Slender Snipe Eel has a whale of a time

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on August 20, 2010

Stitch London are teaming up with London’s Natural History Museum on August 27 to bring you the Stitch a Squid event.

Six stitched specimens from the Deep Sea have escaped in the Museum. If you’re very quiet we can creep up on number 4 of the Stitched Sealife Six…

The unwavering cheerfulness of the mysterious Slender Snipe Eel, sometimes known as the ‘Deep Sea Duck’, can be a little unsettling. This skinny fellow slid from the needles of Stitchette and camera-wielding stitched sealife stalker Deadly Knitshade.

Happy happy happy happyhappyhappy HAPPY!

Slipping along the seabed at depths of up to 2000 metres little is known about this slightly sinister shiny-eyed slip of an eel who can be 75 times longer than he’s wide. Slender indeed.

Finding him floating in the deep sea darkness with his smileful of tiny sharp teeth may put investigators off pursuing enquires.

Whale carcass! I love! Can I play? Can I? CAN I?

He is rumoured hitch to rides on larger fish by sidling up and clamping his tiny teeth into their tails.

What’s that on your shoulder?! AAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

I come home with you now, human?

Come back on Monday to follow the damp finprints of the next Deep Sea escapee story.

You can also come along to the Natural History Museum August 27 to Stitch a Squid and join in the hunt for them.

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Free pattern: Knitted Baby Starfish

Posted by knittingninja on July 26, 2007

I was so impressed by a recent visit to London Zoo, that I have decided to start my own knitted aquarium. So, I’ve started by writing a very simple pattern for a starfish. All you need to be able to do it cast on, knit and cast off. Once you’ve got the hang of this easy pattern, you can adjust the size to make a bigger starfish. Here’s the pattern – it’s so easy!

Under the stitched sea

Under the stitched sea

Materials: 2.75mm needles, doulbe knit yarn in any shade that takes your fancy, scissors and a knitter’s needle.

Directions: Cast on 10 stitches

Row 1: Knit 10

Row 2: Knit 10

Row 3: Cast off 7 stitches, knit the remaining 3 stitches

Row 4: Knit 3, now turn the needle round and now cast on 7 stitches. This splits the row to make the gaps between the legs.

Row 5: Knit 10

Row 6: Knit 10

Row 7: Cast off 7 stitches, knit the remaining 3 stitches

Row 4: Knit 3, now turn the needle round and now cast on 7 stitches.

Row 7: Knit 10

Row 8: Knit 10Row 9: Cast off 7 stitches, knit the remaining 3 stitches

Row 4: Knit 3, now turn the needle round and now cast on 7 stitches.

Row 10: Knit 10

Row 11: Knit 11

Row 12: Cast off 7 stitches, knit the remaining 3 stitches

Row 4: Knit 3, now turn the needle round and now cast on 7 stitches.

Row 13: Knit 10

Row 14: Knit 10

Row 15: Cast off 7 stitches, knit the remaining 3 stitches

Row 4: Knit 3, now turn the needle round and now cast on 7 stitches.

Row 16: Knit 10

Row 17: Knit 10

Cast off 10 stitches

Teeny weeny woolly starfish

Row 16: Knit 10

Row 17: Knit 10

Cast off 10 stitches

You should now have a knitted piece with 5 legs. These need to be stitched into a star shape as in the picture.

Now you have your very own knitted starfish! I have also adjusted pattern to make the fish bigger, by knitting the legs at a length of 15 stitches instead of 10. I kept the number of stitches always cast on at 3.

See more pictures here.

I plan to have the knitted aquarium completed later in the year. Watch this space….

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