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    Gripping kit | LUXE | 4+ tentacles

    Color set
    Greens and yellows
    Dark and dappled
    Let's make some small, bendable knitted tentacles!

    I love this pattern for knitted tentacles because it’s extra. It’s absolutely whimsical and serves no practical purpose—other than delight. And that, friend, is enough. Delight is a very good reason for you to knit some tentacles.

    The pattern is by Hunter Hammersen, and it walks you through absolutely every step of creating these knitted tentacles. I've gathered all the supplies you'll need, hand-dyed yarn in eerie colors, and have put together one of my classic, "thought of everything," adorable kits for you to make tentacles.

    This luxe kit includes everything you need to create 4 (or more) tentacles.

    Order this luxe kit if you know you're going to want to make lots of tentacles and want the ease (and cost-savings) of having everything already sourced for you and ready to cast on.

    • Everything you need to make 4 tentacles (pattern, yarn, stuffing, pliers, wire, etc.)
    • 3 colors of hand-dyed yarn
    • A virtual knit-along

    You can make your tentacles any size, but for scale reference, this kit is for four tentacles that will be about 3" wide at the base and about 12" tall.

    💰 If you already own the pattern, just let me know in the NOTES section of your order and I'll refund you the $10 cost of the pattern.

    More details on what's in your kit below 👇🏻

    What's in a luxe kit?

    PDF pattern: Immediate download plus a Ravelry code (that ships in your kit)

    Hand-dyed yarn in 3 colors and 4 bases, ranging from 25g quarter skeins to 50g half skeins

    Tools, stuffing & notions:

    • Needle-nose pliers
    • Canning lids to use as bases
    • 4 ounces of 100% wool roving for stuffing
    • 16 feet of 12 gauge aluminum wire
    • 4 small rare earth magnets
    • a foraged sea stone for good tentacle mojo

    A guided knit-along. Your kit includes a LIVE video session with me where I share my peer-to-peer tips for making these knitted tentacles.

    • Saturday, October 14 at 10:00a Pacific Time via Zoom (video available afterward)
    Yarn colors & amounts

    Option 1: Greens & yellows
    a mix of pale blue, mint green, and mustard yellow

    • Mohair-Silk lace in Foxtail (25g)
    • 80/20 Sock in Blue Christmas (25g)
    • Harvest Sport in Foxtai (50g)
    • Targhee Sweater in Morning Walkies (50g)

    Option 2: Dark & dappled
    a mix of deep ocean teal, mint green, and toad green

    • Mohair-Silk lace in Depths of Despair (25g)
    • 80/20 Sock in Depths of Despair (25g)
    • Harvest Sport in Toad Hall (50g)
    • Targhee Sweater in Morning Walkies (50g)

    Yarn specifications

    Your kit includes 4 skeins of yarn; each one is either a half-skein or a quarter-skein. Altogether, your kit has over 600 yards of yarn in 3 colors and 4 bases, which is enough to make at least 4 tentacles (two that have yarns held doubled, and two with yarn held single).

    You receive:

    Mohair-Silk Lace
    lace weight
    half-skein (or 25g)
    70% kid mohair, 30% silk
    238 yards

    80/20 Sock
    fingering weight
    quarter skein (or 25-29g)
    80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
    ~100 yards

    Harvest Sport
    sport weight
    half skein (or 50g)
    100% non-superwash merino-rambouillet wool
    ~150 yards

    Targhee Sweater
    worsted weight
    half skein (or 50-60g)
    100% non-superwash targhee wool
    ~140 yards