Big Orange Elephant by Claire Fairall Designs
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Big Orange Elephant

Knitting
August 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
219 - 262 yards (200 - 240 m)
25cm /10” tall x 40cm /15.5” from trunk to tail
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This big orange baby elephant, with a curved trunk and big floppy ears, is ready for big cuddles and games. Knitted in chunky thick ribbon yarn your big baby elephant will grow very quickly!

Garter stitch is very stretchy and it is this property which makes this Elephant pattern work!

All the curves of the elephant will emerge as you sew and stuff your toy

Baby elephant is knitted in a single garter stitch piece starting at the back legs and finishing at the tip of the trunk. Your toy is assembled with very few seams and some interesting but not complicated folding. My pattern is illustrated to show you exactly how to sew up your elephant.

You will need to know how to cast on. Bind off, kfb and slip stitches and turn work part way through a row. Basic short rows are used to shape the head and trunk. I explain how to work the short rows in each line.

Every line is given in full so confident beginners can enjoy this pattern.
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Size-25cm /10” tall x 40cm /15.5” from trunk to tail

Needle size-8mm UK0 /US11 straight needles or short circular needle worked back and forth.

Tension - 12sts x 24 rows = 10cm (4”) garter stitch Square

Recommended yarn: -
2 Bobbins Hoooked Ribbon XL. Shade Dutch Orange
120m/250g per bobbin

You will also need-
Small amount of grey DK yarn
1 x 300g bag Toy stuffing
Large eye Sewing up needle