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Toy Elephant


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A friendly little cuddly Elephant for you knit. This cute Elephant has moving jointed limbs and cute button eyes it is so quick to knit using large size needles and pure wool, then magically changed into thick soft felt by a ride in your washing machine! This original Elephant design is easily knitted in pure, hand wash wool and then transformed by a 40 degree wash machine into soft strong felt. Elephants legs are jointed so it can sit, stand or cuddle and its traditional button eyes twinkle above its trunk. My clear and detailed pattern and 6 pages of fully illustrated instructions guide you step by step, through knitting, sewing up, felting, and assembling your Elephant. I guide you every step of the way so you can easily create your own felted toy. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY k-knit p-purl inc- increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then back of the same stitch k2tog- knit the next 2 stitches together st st -k 1 row, p 1 row. Makes 2 rows SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Felted size approx 30cm /12" tall SUGGESTED YARN 150 meters of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Grundl Filtzwolle

Recommended with this pattern

  • Knitting needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Yardage 150gm / 3x 50g balls of Grundl Uni or Color Filzwolle
  • 100g toy stuffing 4x 20mm buttons 2 x 17mm buttons Embroidery thread

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Claire Fairall Designs
Claire Fairall Designs
I love to design things!, working out how to solve a construction conundrum and create a new pattern is my idea of fun. So Knitting ticks all my creative boxes. The wealth of shapes, colours and textures, that I can produce with yarn inspire me. Spending time in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company whilst my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles, gives me time to plan new ideas, new patterns and new shapes! Then of course, if it’s a felted design there is the excitement of washing my projects and seeing the magical transformation into thick soft felt. In 2007 I started selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and design events, in 2010 I was awarded a Creative business bursary from Creative Leicestershire. Soon after that I started selling my patterns for other knitters to enjoy. I wrote my first knitting pattern, the “Charlotte” hand bag, in 2006 and in 2015 I developed a variation of that pattern to be sold as a retail kit by House of Crafts. Since then, I have diversified into knitting project designs and my patterns have been featured in “The Art of Knitting” magazine, published by Hachette Press,

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