Elijah the Elephant

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elijah and friends

It’s Elijah!

Quick Stats [ravelry project notes]

Pattern:
Elijah, by ysolda. Pattern can be purchased at her shop or on ravelry. [ravelry pattern]

Yarn:
Mission Falls 1824 Wool in teal, 2 skeins. Small bits of Knit Picks Merino Style and Dale Baby Ull for details/seaming.

Needles:
US3 Knit Picks Harmony dpns

Started-Finished:
17 Mar 2008 – 4 April 2008

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Elijah on the floor

I love the way he turned out. I ran out of yarn before I could knit him a tail, so he is going without for now.

I cannot say enough about how well-written the pattern is and how well-designed the PDF layout is. Ysolda obviously spend a lot of time on it. It is fantastic — highly recommended!

My only deviation from the pattern was the ears. I simply could not get the stitches picked up properly/evenly/easily from the head, so I knit the ears separately and seamed them. I also ran out of yarn on one of the ears, omitted one row from the second ear, making them not symmetrical.

When N saw that I was knitting an elephant, he said, “Is that for me? Did you know elephants are my favorite animal?” Uh… OK. He relented later on and told me to give it to our niece (the original recipient) and suggested that maybe I could make another one for him later on. He was sad about the lack of tusks, however.

11 Comments so far

  1. Kristin on April 6th, 2008

    So cute! I like the little mouth! :)

  2. gleek on April 6th, 2008

    total cuteness! i love elijah. i so want to make one too now :) your facial embroidery really makes it.

  3. Julie on April 6th, 2008

    Oh! Very cute! I wonder if that would make a nice wedding present for some Alabama fans?… Maybe so!

  4. stacey on April 7th, 2008

    that is too cute!!!!!!!!!

  5. gina on April 7th, 2008

    Love it! I see one of these in my future!

  6. kelp! on April 9th, 2008

    I love that he’s got a little hidden mouth under his trunk!

  7. leslie on April 9th, 2008

    SO SO cute!
    i have an elephant lover over here!

  8. Andrea on April 13th, 2008

    Adorable!

  9. Andrea on April 13th, 2008

    Oh… and would I-cord make okay tusks? Perhaps a 4 st at the top, tapering to a 3 st?

  10. Laura Neal on April 14th, 2008

    Awesome elephant! His ears being different make him more special because no one will have another one like him! I am sure your niece will love him!

  11. Beth on April 14th, 2008

    Oh, he is adorable! You did a great job!