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White Elephant

Knitting
October 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
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This Adorable little 8” elephant is knit in the round. All limbs are attached as you go. Quick to knit.

A larger version of this pattern can be found in Blissa Vol. 2 from Bagsmith.
Incredibly soft toy elephant, very little sewing required (sewing the ears on and closing up openings in legs, top of head, and trunk). Very interesting construction-- legs are knitted and placed on holders. When you arrive at the point in the pattern where the legs are attached, the legs are placed on needles and you knit a stitch from the leg and a stitch from the body together.
Specifies 2 skeins of Blissa Alpaca yarn in Lt. Grey, 1 skein charcoal. Also need:
Set of five double point needles in US10.5
spare needle
Five large stitch holders
Five large stitch markers
Polyester Fiberfill (2 lb. bag)
Two 7/8” black shank buttons for eyes
scrap yarn
Stitches & Abbreviations
dp/s: double point/s
st/sts: stitch/stitches
CO: cast on
K: knit
P: purl
BO: bind off
k2tog (knit two together)
ssk: slip, slip, knit
kfb: knit front and back
m1: make one