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Elephant

MATERIALS - Any type of main colour yarn will do, just choose your needle size as appropriate to the yarn weight. Ideally you would like to create a fabric tight enough so that the stuffing does not show through. - Small amount of contrast colour yarn for eyes - Set of double pointed needles - Stuffing - Tapestry needle Green Elephant was knit with US #4 pointed needles and measures approx inches) from trunk to bum, 9 cm (3.5 to ear. Pink elephant was knit with US #6 pointed needles and measures approx inches) from trunk to bum, 13.5 cm ear to ear. double 7.5 cm (3 inches) ear double 12.5 cm (5 (5.25 inches)

ABBREVIATIONS CO = Cast on BO = Bind off K = knit KFB = knit into front and back of stitch K2T = knit two together SSK = slip 2 stitches individually as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together M1 = Make 1 sts = stitches DIRECTIONS Legs - Knit in the round (make 4) Using double-point needles, CO 8 sts. Divide sts evenly between needles, place marker and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist. Round 1: [KFB] in each st. 16 sts. Rounds 2-11: K all sts. Round 12: BO4, K8, BO4. 8 sts. (Leave a 6 inch tail. This will be used to sew up legs later and will be conveniently in the center of BO stitches.) Transfer live stitches to holder. Head/Body - Knit in the round (make 1) Divide live stitches from all four legs around 3 needles so that BO sts all face the center of triangle. Needle 1: 8 stitches from leg one, 4 stitches from leg two

Row 12: K all sts. 4 stitches from leg three Needle 3: 4 stitches from leg three. K2T. Round 4: K2T. leave approx 4 inch length of yarn at the end. K8. Round 6: K all sts. Round 5: K all sts. K4. 6 sts. M1. There will be 4 short seems running from the center to the outside edge each joining 2 legs together at a time.Needle 2: 4 stitches from leg two. SSK. K8. K5. 10 sts. SSK. SSK. K2T. Trunk . Kitchener stitch shut. K4. Row 8: K5. 20 sts. M1. Round 8: K all sts. K2. SSK. 8 stitches from leg four Rounds 1-2: K all sts. There should now be two needles with 9 sts each. Needle 1: 5 sts. 11 sts. K8. K2T. K to end.Knit in the round (make 1) CO 12 sts. SSK. 14 sts. K2. . Row 2: K2. Round 9: K9. 12 sts. Now would be a good time to pause. K2. Repeat Rounds 2-5 twice more. K2. K2. Round 3: K all sts. 12 sts. SSK. M1. K 4 rows Cut yarn. K2T. K2T. turn your knitting upside down on a table and sew the legs shut using the 6 inch tails you left when casting off earlier. K2T. K2. 8 sts. Round 1: K all sts. K2. K8. K3. Row 4: K3. SSK. Rows 10: K all sts. Row 16: K4.18 sts. Round 2: K to last 2 sts. K4. Round 5: K1. Ears . Row 14: K all sts. M1. K2T. Needle 2: 2 sts. Stuff legs and body/head. Needle 3: 5 sts. Stuff trunk and attach to body on opposite side from the length of yarn remaining from kitchenering the body. Transfer the lone stitch from Needle 2 to the needle with 8 sts. 28 sts. M1. Row 6: K4. Purl 1st and all odd numbered rows. K8. 10 sts. gather and tie tightly. M1. Round 4: K all sts. K2T. K8. K1. SSK. this will form part of the elephants tail. Round 3: K2. Round 7: K2T. K2. K8. 24 sts. thread tail through remaining stitches.Knit flat (make 2) CO 6 sts. M1. M1.

Finishing Using tapestry needle and an 8 inch length of main colour. SSK. K2. Sew together side seams (do not stuff). K. 8 sts. K2. K2. 10 sts. Row 20: K2. Row 24: BO all sts. attach to body. Use this and yarn end left from kitchenering body shut to braid a short tail. Row 22: K. K2T.Row 18: K3. pull yarn through the last stitch that was kitchenered on top of the body so that 4 inches dangles on either side. K2T. K2T. 6 sts. K3. K2. SSK. SSK. Use a contrast colour to embroider eyes. Your little elephant is complete! . Fold ear in half so that CO and BO edges are together.