NAPOLEON THE KRILL/SHRIMP soft toy knitting pattern
So tiny, yet so self-confident (if not to say megalomaniac): Napoleon the Krill might be a lightweight, but he knows very well that the eco system of the oceans is doomed without him, albeit he doesn‘t like the fact that his extended krill family is the start of the food chain. But then, there is always a downside. As long as he is clever enough to escape the blue whales, Napoleon consideres himself as the most important being in the universe!
My krill measures approximately 19 cm = 7.5 inches from head to tail – which is far to big for the real animal. You might try to knit him in much thinner yarn :-)
This pattern was first published in my book “Steffis wunderbare Tierwelt”, which literally means “Steffi’s wonderful Animal Kingdom”. There is only a German version of the book available.
Have fun knitting your personal megalomaniac, yours Steffi
- Clear and elaborated step-by-step instruction with pictures for the crucial steps.
- Appendix with all techniques needed, for example short rows German style. However, you should know how to cast on, bind of, knit and purl. All other techniques are explained in detail.
Materials you need at home:
- Original yarn from German factory Lana Grossa: Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Superfein (100 % Merino wool, 175 yards / 160 m per 1.76 ounces / 50 g) in orange and some leftover yarn in SAND
- Embroidery thread or twine in black
- 2 black beads, approx ø 5 mm = 0.2 inches
- Set of size 3 US (3 mm) double pointed needles or matching to the yarn you chose. As NAPOLEON should be knitted very tight, you should use a smaller needle size than recommendedon the yarn slip.
- Crochet hook
- Darning needle, sewing needle, safety pins
- Polyester stuffing or similar, scissors
I love knitting! (There will be a longer version of my introduction soon, but for the time being, this sentence says it all, doesn't it?)