Opus the Octopus
Opus the Octopus
Who doesn’t need a life-sized, squishy, tentacled companion?
With his sleepy eyes and wonderfully squishable body, Opus the Octopus is equally at home perched on a sofa or at the head of a bed.
Opus’ body is knitted in the round, and his tentacles are worked flat. If you can knit a hat, you can knit this octopus! Opus is quite a big guy - 36 in. / 92 cm in length, and head diameter 8.5 in. / 21 cm.
Kit includes all the hand-dyed yarn you'll need to complete the project (1000 y / 335 grams in the main color, and 600 y / 200 grams in the contrast color). The yarn for this project is held double, and your yarn comes doubled, caked, and ready to cast on.
You’ll also get all the needles and notions you’ll need - an 80 cm bamboo-tipped circular needle, 2 sets of bamboo double-pointed needles, specialty cat-pupil safety eyes, a yarn needle, stitch markers, and 36 ft / 330 grams of roving to stuff Opus' tentacles.
If you’d like to choose your own color combination, choose the "Custom Combination” option for color, and leave me a note when you check out with your choices for the body (MC/main color) and the underbelly (CC/contrast color). Thanks!
What Knitters Are Saying About This Kit
“I highly recommend this kit! Generally I don't order kits, but after downloading the pattern and trying to find equivalent yarn (not to mention the eyes!) at my local yarn store, it became clear the kit would be the way to go. And it came with absolutely everything I needed to complete the project, right down to the stitch markers - not to mention the eyes!” - Maggie M, Seattle WA
*Please note Opus the Octopus is for decorative purposes only. This item is not a toy, and the design does not meet any safety standards for toys. The kit and pattern are sold on an “as is” basis, therefore the risk of the quality and performance of the design is with the buyer.