Once again, thanks to my dear husband who has taken it upon himself to do all of the photo shoots lately.
Alright, and here is the pattern:
Orca Whale Pattern (Killer Whale)
Size 4 DPN’s
Black worsted weight yarn (about ¼ a skein)
White worsted weight yarn
Using your black yarn cast on 6 stitches. Divide among 3 DPN’s, join together to knit in the round
Evenly add 3 stitches every other row until your have around 64 stitches. (exactly number here is not important) Then we begin our decreases.
Knit 6, k2t- rep to end
Knit 5, k2t- rep to end
Knit 4, k2t- rep to end
Knit 3, k2t- rep to end (Usually when I get to about this point I will stuff him)
Knit 2, k2t- rep to end
Knit 1, k2t- rep to end
K2T entire round, cut yarn, pull yarn through remaining stitches, pull tight.
This part is knit separately and sewn on afterwards.
With white yarn cast on 2 stitches
Knit 1, Make 1, Knit 1
K1, M1, K1, M1 K1
K1, M1 K3, M1, K1
*K1, M1, K to last stitch, M1, K1*
Repeat starred rows until you have 22 stitches across, then begin decreasing
**K1, K2T, K to last 3 stitches, K2T, K1**
Continue those rows until you have 2 stitches left, bind off last 2 stitches. Sew onto the belly of the Orca whale.
Cast on 8 stitches in black yarn
Repeat starred row 8 times
Side fins (Make two!):
Cast on 8 stitches
Repeat starred row 8 times
**K2T, Knit to end of row**
Repeat starred row until you have 2 stitches, bind off
cast on 6 stitches using black yarn, divide among 3 DPN’s and join in the round
K1, M1, K4, M1, K1
K1, M1, K6, M1, K1
K1, M1, K8, M1, K1
K1, M1, K10, M1, K1
K1, M1, K 12, M1, K1
You should have 16 stitches now. Take 8 stitches and place on scrap yarn or on stitch holder
Take remaining 8 stitches, divide among 2 DPN’s.
Using only two DPN’s it might get a little tight, so try not to hold your yarn too tight.
On first needle: Knit 1, M1, Knit 2, M1, Knit 1, Repeat for 2nd needle
First needle: Knit 1, M1, Knit 4, M1, Knit 1, Repeat for 2nd needle
First needle: Knit 1, M1, Knit 6, M1, Knit 1, Repeat for 2nd needle
First needle: Knit 10, Repeat for 2nd needle
*First needle: K1, K2T, Knit until last 3 stitches, K2T, K1 (Repeat for 2nd needle)*
Repeat starred row until you have 4 stitches left, then stuff the tail.
First needle: K2T, K2T, Repeat for 2nd needle
Cut yarn, take tail of the yarn and pull through remaining stitches, pull tight
Repeat process for the 8 stitches you pulled onto stitch holder for the second fin of the tail.
For the white spots on the side of the head I just took while yarn and a yarn needle and just embroidered them onto the head. Attach fins and tail and enjoy your Orca Whale!
Ok, so I know that was kind of a long and involved pattern, but if you notice any mistakes PLEASE leave a comment letting me know, since I usually write up the pattern after I have already made the whole thing, so sometimes I forget a step or two!