Sakila Knit

One of the things I did this weekend was knit the pattern I’d made for Sakila, the dolphin in the MySQL logo. Click on the image for a bigger picture:

The only problem is I have no idea what to do with it. I have more of the orange and blue yarn. I thought I would make it into a purse but it turned out much wider than I expected. I could make it into a big handbag but I don’t think I’d use it. Any suggestions?

The pattern itself:


dolphin: (56 sts wide by 59 rows)
When I say "k to stitch marker and remove", I mean knit to the stitch marker, and take the stitch marker off.

cast on 56 sts.
knit 2 rows

I had to tweak the pattern mid-knit, so I *think* this is the correct pattern. If the count looks OK for rows 40-56 then there's nothing to worry about. Please let me know if you try this. I used size 9 needles and Lily Sugar & Cream Yarn in orange and navy blue. As you can see in the picture above, it turns out to be over a foot wide.

1) k4, p5, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
2) p to stitch marker & remove, k7, p3
3) k2, p3, k1, p6, k2, place stitch marker, k to end
4) p to stitch marker & remove, k4, p6, k2, p2
5) k2, p3, k6, p7, k4, place stitch marker, k to end
6) p to stitch marker & remove, k10, p6, k3, p3
7) k4, p2, k12, p5, k2, place stitch marker, k to end
8) p to stitch marker & remove, k6, p12, k3, p4
9) k5, p3, k14, p4, k2, place stitch marker, k to end
10) p to stitch marker & remove, k4, p16, k2, p to end
11) k6, p3, k5, p2, k9, p4, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
12) p to stitch marker & remove, k3, p10, k3, p4, k3, p to end
13) k7, p3, k5, p2, k11, p3, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
14) p to stitch marker & remove, k3, p19, k2, p to end
15) k8, p2, k20, p4, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
16) p to stitch marker & remove, k4, p20, k3, p to end
17) k8, p3, k21, p3, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
18) p to stitch marker & remove,k4, p20, k2, p to end
19) k10, p2, k21, p3, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
20) p to stitch marker & remove,k3, p21, k2, p to end
21) k11, p3, k21, p2, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
22) p to stitch marker & remove, k3, p21, k2, p to end
23) k12, p2, k22, p2, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
24) p to stitch marker & remove, k3, p23, k1, p to end
25) k12, p1, k23, p3, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
26) p to stitch marker & remove,k3, p24, k2, p to end
27) k11, p2, k25, p2, place stitch marker, k to end
28) p to stitch marker & remove, k2, p25, k3, p to end
29) k10, p2, k26, p3, place stitch marker, k to end
30) p to stitch marker & remove, k2, p27, k2, p to end
31) k10, p2, k5, p2, k20, p3, place stitch marker, k to end
32) p to stitch marker & remove, k2, p20, k3, p4, k3, p to end
33) k11, p2, k3, p4, k20, p3, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
34) p to stitch marker & remove, k3, p20, k5, p3, k2, p to end
35) k11, p2, k3, p5, k20, p4, k3, place stitch marker, k to end
36) p to stitch marker & remove, k6, p20, k3, p1, k2, p3, k1, p to end
37) k12, (*p2, k2* 2 times), p2, k22, p5, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
38) p to stitch marker & remove, k4, p23, k2, p3, k6, p to end
39) k13, p4, k4, p2, k25, p3, k1, place stitch marker, k to end
40) p to stitch marker & remove, k3, p25, k2, p5, k3, p to end
41) k23, p1, k26, p3, k4
42) p3, k3, p26, k2, place stitch marker, p to end
43) k to stitch marker & remove, p2, k26, p4, k2
44) p2, k8, p21, k2, place stitch marker, k1, p to end
45) k to stitch marker & remove, p2, k18, p8, k5
46) p9, k4, p17, k2, place stitch marker, k1, p to end
47) k to stitch marker & remove, p2, k18, p3, k9
48) p8, k4, p17, k2, place stitch marker, k1, p to end
49) k to stitch marker & remove, p3, k17, p4, k7
50) p5, k5, p18, k2, place stitch marker, p to end
51) k to stitch marker & remove, p3, k18, p4, k5
52) p5, k3, p19, k2 place stitch marker, p to end
53) k to stitch marker & remove, p3, k19, p2, k5
54) p4, k2, p19, k3, place stitch marker, p to end
55) k to stitch marker & remove, p4, k19, p2, k3
k 2 rows

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