I loved fossilized ammonites as a kid. When I finally learned they were actually ancient squids, they became even more exciting. This knit prehistoric squid is a lituites, named after their curious shells that are curled when they are younger and straighten as they grow. Original knit design, hand knit. Approximately 8 1/2" (Each item is handmade so allow for variations) Hand dyed wool yarn from small batch dyers. Shell: Cameo Yarns - 75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon Head: Rain's Obsessive Stitchery - 100% superwash merino Glass eyes, wire body armature - not suitable for children