Crabs typically walk sideways (a behaviour which gives us the word "crabwise") because of how their legs are articulated making a sideways gait more efficient.  Some crabs are also capable of swimming, as their last pair of walking legs is flattened into swimming paddles.  

Crabs are known to work together to provide food and protection for their family, and during mating season to find a comfortable spot for the female to release her eggs.  There is much much to learn about the humble crab!  

Each crab measures approximately 12 inches from the tip of both claws.  The body is around 5 inches in diameter.  Do remember, that each hand knit item is unique and sizes may vary slightly. 
Hand knit with love by a mama who also plants rice in the rice terraces (take a look at the P20 bill to see what they look like).

Knitting Expedition was begun as a way to provide supplementary income for the women of Ifugao to maintain the rice terraces.  Instead of leaving the region to find better paying jobs, the income from the sales of the products allows them to stay and tend to the rice terraces that are not only an awe-inspiring legacy of their town but also of the Philippines and which has provided sustenance for generations of their families.  The brand Knitting Expedition also signifies the journey of founders, Candy and Aueeie, as knitters and the distance that the hand-knit products have to travel to make it to your homes.


*pattern by Amanda Berry

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