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Jatoha
« on: February 28, 2007 05:53:53 AM »

I've seen many a cute octopus on here, unfortunately I don't know how to knit or crochet  (yet!!).  But I do knifty knit quite a bit, so here are my interpretation of Octopi.

I used the blue knifty knitter.






Thanks for looking!


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Here's how I made the octopus:

I used the blue loom and extra thick yarn.  (Lion Brand thick & Quick)

I cast on with a normal e-wrap and knit about 15 rows. 
Then, I gathered it off the loom, just like when making a hat.

Now, you have a little hat.

I turned it inside out because I liked the look of the wrong side better.

Then I put the "hat" back on the loom by hooking the bottom edge of the hat on the pegs.  (does that make sense? It's like when you're making a hat brim, except that you're not making a brim!   )

Then I made eight legs by creating eight I-cords.

Here is the link that shows how to make I-cords, this is by Isela Phelps:    http://isela.typepad.com/loomknitting/tutorials.html

An I-cord takes three pegs, there are 24 pegs on the blue loom, so TA-DA!  that equals eight legs!

Then I just had to stuff him and I stitched the bottom closed by gathering it like a drawstring, just like the top of the octopus.

So easy and fun.  I'm glad you like them!
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2007 08:01:59 AM »

 Cheesy THose are  so  cute.....   What is the differnce between  knitting and Knifty  Knitting??   I  can  knit  only  knit scarves
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2007 08:06:39 AM »

Cheesy THose are  so  cute.....   What is the differnce between  knitting and Knifty  Knitting??   I  can  knit  only  knit scarves

knifty knitter is a round loom!  see here: http://decoraccentsinc.com/knifty_knitters.html
those octopi are adorable!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2007 08:17:00 AM »

I have a knifty knitter... how in the world did you make octopi with it? Cheesy  So cute! 
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2007 10:48:08 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments!  

Craftymum-- the knifty knitter is a great beginner way to knit.  I actually have tried to knit since doing my knifty knitter, but I can only make a wobbly scarf so far.

Here's how I made the octopus:

I used the blue loom and extra thick yarn.  (Lion Brand thick & Quick)

I cast on with a normal e-wrap and knit about 15 rows.  
Then, I gathered it off the loom, just like when making a hat.

Now, you have a little hat.

I turned it inside out because I liked the look of the wrong side better.

Then I put the "hat" back on the loom by hooking the bottom edge of the hat on the pegs.  (does that make sense? It's like when you're making a hat brim, except that you're not making a brim!  Grin )

Then I made eight legs by creating eight I-cords.

Here is the link that shows how to make I-cords, this is by Isela Phelps:  http://decoraccentsinc.com//Icord.pdf EDIT: There is a link on this page- http://isela.typepad.com/loomknitting/tutorials.html

An I-cord takes three pegs, there are 24 pegs on the blue loom, so TA-DA!  that equals eight legs!

Then I just had to stuff him and I stitched the bottom closed by gathering it like a drawstring, just like the top of the octopus.

So easy and fun.  I'm glad you like them!

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2007 12:16:20 PM »

aieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Jatoha you are fabulous!! Smiley  Thanks for the instructions - I'll see if I can dig out my knifty knitters.  I had all of them, but I can't remember if they made the trek with me to Canada or if they're still in storage back in Indiana.  Totally awesome Smiley  Thanks again Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2007 08:29:00 PM »

Hmmmm.. I seen  the knifty  knitter  set at micheals the other  day and it was on  sale  yeee ha  im  going to micheals on friday  to get one lol
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2007 08:29:43 AM »

ooooh that is too cute!
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2007 07:19:01 PM »

the knifty knitter is a great beginner way to knit.  I actually have tried to knit since doing my knifty knitter, but I can only make a wobbly scarf so far.
Actually loom knitting is fairly old. Just about as old as "regular" knitting.
I like your version of the octopus! they look adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007 02:59:34 PM »

that is just too cute. I may have to give that a try, since I'm in between projects.
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