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. He's a great decoration for a child's room, and would love to hang out with Horatio the Nautilus and Inkling the Squid

Opus's design is inspired by the real thing (octopus vulgaris in particular), but minus the creepy parrot-like beak.

Octopuses (not octopi) are members of the Cephalopod family, which also includes squid, cuttlefish, and chambered Nautiluses. They're highly intelligent, and able to unscrew jars, use tools, solve mazes, and, on occasion,accurately predict the outcome of Word Cup Soccer matches. They are masters of disguise, amazing escape artists, and exceedingly lovable -- possibly because they have three hearts.

Opus is worked in the round with intarsia tentacles worked flat.

 

ERRATA: 

Round 56: should say work 7 rounds even, i.e. work even until round 63.

Round 104: Missing a k2. Round should read:  [k2 ssk k12 k2tog k2] 4 times