Fantasy Fish - Cable Fish

Cable Fish
Suggested yarn - Double knitting and 4mm (imperial size 8) needles (use smaller needles for a tighter knit) 


P – Purl
K - Knit
C4B – Place 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold at the back of your work, K2 then K2 from the cable holder 


Cast on 30 stitches (finished fish approx. 14cm x 7 cm excluding fins)
Row 1 – P15 K4 P11 (Right side)
Row 2 – K11 P4 K15
Row 3 – P15 C4B P11
Row 4 – K11 P4 K15
Repeat these 4 rows 14 more times
Cast off 

Making up 

Fold the cast on and cast off rows together with right side on the inside. Backstitch along the length securing both ends. Turn so the stitching is on the inside.

The head end is the one with fewer stitches before the cable.

Give your fish lips by doing a running stitch all the way around your tube of knitting about 1cm from the head edge. Pull tight to gather up the knitting and secure both ends. 

Stuff your fish with toy filling from the tail end, leaving the tail empty.  Try to ensure the cable is up the middle of the body.  Do another running stitch where the tail will start to gather in the fish.  Once gathered and secured, fold the knitting flat with the seam at the bottom and stitch up the open tail end to give a vertical tail fin. 

Sew on 2 buttons for eyes or add cross stitch eyes.

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