It's an Octo-knitter! This multi-armed octopus is the envy of every knitter. Created using only basic stitches, this pattern is great for ambitious beginners (you can do it!). Made mostly using single stitches and the backstitch (easy peasy!), its suckers are made using a detached chain (link) and a few French knots are added for added effect. The "knit" pattern is made using a simple backstitch with chain stitches added on top.
Ability: Level 3: Ambitious Beginner Friendly
Included in the kit:
- pre-printed pattern on unbleached cotton fabric
- 15cm (6”) embroidery hoop
- embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- stitch guide
A little bit about Hook, Line & Tinker . . .
All of Hook, Line & Tinker’s embroidery illustrations are designed by Laurie Dolhan from beauitful Nova Scotia. Her business is a reflection of her values; which are to care for people and respect for the environment. She focuses on creating patterns that are unique and modern in style. The limited colour palette and use of recurring motifs is purposeful - finished hoops hang well as mix-and-match groupings and tell a cohesive story within a theme. Some patterns are easy peasy (Level 1), others are more ambitious (Level 3). But all allow for creativity, experimentation, and calm.
The 100% cotton fabric is cut and prepared by hand, and all finalised patterns are printed onto the fabric in her studio using inks that maintain their integrity during the stitching process. All the packaging is designed to be lightweight and compact, to reduce environmental impacts via shipping. Paper, including recycled content, is used in lieu of plastic. Whatsmore, is that Laurie donates a minimum of 5% of the profits to help women and children experiencing homelessness. This company is amazing don't you think?