Elephant Trunks by Aundie Molina

Elephant Trunks

January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinet
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
750 - 790 yards (686 - 722 m)
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Pattern stitches include shortrows, stockinet and ribbing.

I am including directions on how to make the “trunk” and ears by attaching them as you go or with the cast on amount so you can sew them on afterwards. I don’t like sewing seams so I made mine by attaching them. I will also be including knit, crochet, felt and a small chart for the eyes. For the sake of the pattern I knitted mine. I do prefer crochet but realize everyone does not but I wanted anyone to be able to make these darling shorts. I also preferred my ears without a pink section in the front. After much thought I decided to add the piece and you can make that choice for yourself. I also provide instructions for a folded hem as well as a ribbed hem. I prefer the folded but realize some people prefer the ribbed so I am offering both. I used the folded one in the pictures.

Knitting needles:
Straight Size 4 (3.5mm)
Straight Size 3 (3.25mm) for the ribbing
DPNs Size 4 (3.5 mm) (for the trunk)
15 oz Caron Simply Soft - Gray (790 yards)
Small amount of Pink for the tip of the trunk
Small amount of black and white for eyes
Other Materials:
Yarn Needle
Optional Materials:
2-3 Oz Caron Simply Soft Pink for the added portion of the ear.
Crochet Hook F for the crochet eyes