Wednesday, November 12, 2008


a cuddly crustascean with odd claws

dependent on yarn weight used


Worsted Weight
Head Diameter: 3.0 inches
Width from claw tip to tip: 7.25 inches

Fingering Weight
Head Diameter: 2.25 inches
Width from claw tip to tip: 3.25 inches

Wool yarn in a color and weight of your choice.
A few feet of black yarn for the embroidery
1 set(s) US #4/3.5mm double-pointed needles if using Worsted weight yarn
1 set(s) US #0/2.0mm double-pointed ndedles if using Fingering weight yarn
notions required: darning needle, row markers, stitch holders, poly stuffing.

not important – in fact, you can use any weight yarn you’d like to adjust the size of your Opie

Having watched far too much of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, I decided that this cute cuddly crustacean is named Opie. Although Opie’s appearance gives only a passing nod to the anatomy of the Atlantic Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio), Opie still shares the name. The Opie’s show were knit with 0.7 ounces/20 grams Lana Grossa Meilenweit “Bosco”, and 1.0 ounce/30 grams Patons Classic Wool “Rich Red Tweed”.

This pattern is suitable for someone who can knit on double pointed needles. Other skills required are increasing and decreasing, embroidery, making I-cord, and seaming.

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