Elephant Reserve by Gabrielle Danskknit

Elephant Reserve

Knitting
December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
325 - 1050 yards (297 - 960 m)
0-6 mo (1 yo, 2 yo, 3-4 yo, 5-6 yo, 7-8 yo, 9-10 yo)
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Elephant Reserve: Knitted with worsted yarn, an unisex top-down cardigan with elephants.
Colowork is charted.

Body is knitted flat and sleeves are knitted in the round. Seamless! Stitches are then picked up to knit the rib edges.
Instructions are given for 1 main colour (MC) and 1 contrast colour (CC) but you can use as many colours as you wish.

Sizing
The cardigan comes in 7 sizes :
0-6 mo (1 yo, 2 yo, 3-4 yo, 5-6 yo, 7-8 yo, 9-10 yo)
Blocked Garment Measurements
18 (19.5, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27) inches
Your size’s choice should be based on finished chest measurements as you can shorten/lengthen body and sleeves length if needed. Age label is just there to give a reference. Measure your child’s chest while wearing normal clothes (or any clothes intended to be worn with the cardigan) and pick a finished garment size taking in consideration the amount of ease you wish to have.

Materials
• MC: 275 (300, 375, 425, 475, 650, 800)
CC: 50 (75, 100, 150, 175, 225, 250)
yards of worsted weight yarn or any other yarn that gives gauge
• 16’’ circular needle and double pointed needles (DPNs) US # 6 & 7 (4 & 4.5 mm) or any size required to obtain the stockinette stitch gauge
• Other : 16 stitch marker, 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) 1’’ buttons

This pattern has been tested.