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Boy Elephant in a textured sweater

Knitting
April 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
92 - 95 yards (84 - 87 m)
This pattern is available for £3.75 GBP
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This listing is for an extensive PDF file which contains full instructions for knitting and finishing off a little boy elephant with a textured sweater and shorts. Once paid for it is available for you to instantly download.

The file is 14 pages long and contains over 50 detailed step-by-step photographs along with full pattern instructions and tips for stuffing, seaming and finishing neatly. It is less of a knitting pattern and more of a ‘how to’ manual.

The pattern is for knitting flat on two needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards. Please note that this project is not a quick or simple knit. It takes me around 14 hours to make and finish each of the animals that I make and just under half of that time is spent on the finishing off. There are lots of separate pieces which require seaming and sewing and if you are looking for something fast and easy you would probably be better off finding a different pattern. That said this PDF file will give you all of the information and techniques that you need to knit the little elephant pictured.

What you will need:

M a t e r i a l s:
• DK cotton yarn (approx 85m): Yarn A
• 4ply weight yarn in 2 contrasting colours for the clothing: Yarn B, Yarn C
• Scraps of black yarn, DK or 4ply for the eyes
• Toy stuffing
• A tiny button

N o t i o n s:
• Knitting needles: A pair each of 3mm and 2.75mm
• Tapestry needle

F i n i s h e d s i z e:
approx 22cm (9 inches) from the tip of the toes to the top of the ears

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