Introducing Farfalla the Flying Narwhal

The newest pattern in the Mochimochi Shop is a little bit make-believe and a lot bit magical!


In fact, Farfalla the Flying Narwhal is a little more make-believe than I had thought, because I’ve been referring to her as female, and someone on Facebook just informed me that only the male narwhals grow tusks… I guess this gal just can’t be boxed in!

It’s hard not to love a narwhal, but when I was thinking about designing one, it took me a while to figure out how to make mine a little special. It was my sister-in-law Jenna who initially suggested giving a narwhal wings, way back in… April of last year. So this one has been in the works for a while! Thanks, Jenna!

Another cool thing about this project is that the photo shoot for it got me to finally visit the Chicago beach! I realized that it was less than a 10 minute drive from my apartment—I had no idea. My sister just happened to be in town last week, so I recruited her as a hand model. Thanks, Leah!

Farfalla is an intermediate-level pattern, and techniques include knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, a little stranded colorwork, and mattress stitch. I recommend using worsted-weight yarn (like Cascade 220) and size 5 DPNs, but as with any toys, you can scale up or down using a different yarn weight and needle size.

The pattern is now available as a PDF download for $6 in the Mochimochi Shop.


Knit one for you, and one for someone who doesn’t believe in magic… maybe now they will!

6 thoughts on “Introducing Farfalla the Flying Narwhal

  1. Actually, it’s just very rare for female narwhals to grow the tusk, but there are tusked female narwhals in nature. just fyi!

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