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Baby elephants!
April 12 2013
May 2 2013
Project info
Baby elephants!
Ellybob Cardigan by Marie Mickiewicz
12 months
Needles & yarn
US 1 - 2.25 mm
285 yards
Colinette Jitterbug
0.66 skeins = 264.0 yards (241.4 meters), 99 grams
Hand Held Knitting in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Shibui Knits Sock
0.11 skeins = 21.0 yards (19.2 meters), 5 grams

There is a mistake on the stitch count after all of the increases on the 12 month size. There are 14 center stitches between the sets of elephants, rather than the 10 mentioned in the pattern.

I have created a tutorial for weaving in the long floats on both the knit and the purl side. You can find it here.

I’m adding three additional rows to the garter stitch at the bottom of the cardigan and binding off on the purl side. I want the band to be slightly wider.

I’m just now noticing (after blocking) that the sample shown on the pattern has two stitches on each side after the garter edges before the elephant trunks. Maybe that accounts for the extra 4 stitches that I had to put between the elephant butts in the back of the sweater to make the stitch count match what was written in the pattern. A note about plain stitches before the chart wasn’t in the pattern. It might have made my trunks look a little neater. I think my tension on the Fair Isle portion could have been slightly looser, but the only part that seems messy are the trunks touching the garter. If I make this again I’ll definitely put in those extra stiches.

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by Colinette
100% Merino
400 yards / 150 grams
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  • Originally queued: April 10, 2013
  • Project created: April 12, 2013
  • Updated: May 12, 2013