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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

"You Shall Have A Fishy ..."

I have been working all week on a new knitting pattern, Little Minnows.


It is a really simple little pattern, but I am happy with the way it has turned out, as it gives the knitter options, and all the choices are included in the one pattern.

First of all 4ply or doubleknit. The pattern works well in both.


There is the beaded fish. The beads are not sewn on, but incorporated into the knitting.



Then there is the Minnow with Bobbles. I thought this would be a fun way to make the scales if you didn't have any beads handy. But even with this version you can decide whether to do it in one colour or two, for which the patterns are slightly different.




Then there is the decision of whether to use a separate colour for the tail and fins, or even whether to knit the top and bottom fins at all. 

A minnow does have fins, but I knitted a few without as I thought they also looked nice. Hubby says those ones are not minnows, but anchovies, but I think he is just thinking with his stomach.


So not a good pattern if you find decision-making difficult.  It might put you in a spin trying to decide.
 

Thank you to my virtual friends for all the kind comments on my starfish and scallop shell last week.

23 comments:

  1. how clever! those knitted fish are fab especially with the beads! love the marine atmosphere you're creating on your blog :)

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  2. These cuties would look great as a hairpin!

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  3. I admire anyone that can create knitting (or crochet) patterns. I wouldn't even know where to begin. Well done, they're great.

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  4. You are creating quite the underwater world. Love those fish.

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  5. Oh my goodness how cute!!! My Creative Friday offering is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/08/crafting-along-with-needle-and-thread.html

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  6. What cuties they are! Well done.

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  7. These are so clever. You could have a whole undersea set with the starfish and scallop shells and now these cute little fish XD

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  8. These would make a great mobile..and yep I would never be able to choose..

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  9. These are really fun. They look like great stashbusters, too.

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  10. Oh, Ginx - swell fishies. You get cleverer and cleverer. If I could get a breath, I'd come here and harvest cunning patterns - you should do a book, too. A collection. Collected fishies and stars and peculiar things - you are generous and creative and interesting and I can't come here very often because I am too tired to be this tempted. So there. And I got the book - the cat and fishy book. But the cat in the book is nothing as adorable as your wild cat - for all he was made out of ends and pieces.

    MY security word was -- SEDFOOP. Isn't that great???

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  11. Adorable, love all the different variations!

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  12. Love those fishes, they will go well with the scrumptious shells!

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  13. I love all the choices - it looks like a pattern that would get a bit addictive, so you could make all sorts of choices anyway. Would make a great little mobile or window decoration. Just lovely.

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  14. You could easily end up with a whole school of fish - each one slightly different from the rest! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. Theses are great, I love them all too.

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  16. I love your bobble minnows and the ones with the teeny weeny beads especially. Really fantastic fish!

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  17. The fish look amazing the detail it great.
    I really think the beads add interest.
    Ali x

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  18. A pattern with options, what a great idea. The fish are great, an easy to maintain aquarium.

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  19. These are so great, I'm going to have to share! I so wish I could knit, I see the best and most creative stuff. Love these!

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