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Since I have a real liking for nature’s most peculiar, weird, mysterious or misunderstood underdogs I decided to design some of them for anyone who wants to get to know these natural weirdo’s a little better!

The manatee is a big underwater mammal, that can weigh up to 600 kilograms. It is also called a ‘sea cow’ and it sure behaves like one, grazing the day away! It belongs to the order of Sirenia or sirens: when they were first discovered, lonely sailors mistook them for mermaids! Manatee can be very playful and have been seen swimming upside down and doing flips and rolls. The knitted variety is an urban creature, that requires no grass at all!

The manatee is an easy to medium project, it asks for some short row knitting and knitting in the round. It measures 22 cm from nose to tail.

For this manatee 2.5 mm double pointed needles (UK 12) were used and approx. 53 m of Rowan Felted Tweed yarn in clay (177)

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