So, again, another animal I totally love has turned into knitted form. I adore elephants, they're so big and beautiful, majestic and elegant, but mainly I think I would love to have a trunk myself. I mean, think about it! How much more could we all get done if we had trunks? But, this is coming from the person who really wants a second set of arms so she can knit more...
Meet Esther the Eccentric Elephant! This new knitting pattern from Danger Crafts will show you how to knit Esther, the cutie pie Elephant. Esther is a fast, super satisfying project that knits up easily on many yarn/needle combinations. Since it doesn't take much yarn to knit an Esther, this is a great stash busting project for all those times you've bought just 1 or 2 balls because something was pretty. Just like elephants themselves, this pattern is very fun and once you knit one Esther, you will find you want to knit an entire Elephant family!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Skills used: Basic knit stitch, increases, decreases, knitting in the round (magic loop), holding live stitches and coming back to them later, three needle bind off, picking up stitches.
Amount of Time To Complete Project: About 3-6 hours depending on skill level
Pattern Format: Adobe .pdf file
Suggested Yarn: You pick!
Needles: You Pick!
Gauge: The pattern is written to be knit with any yarn and needle combination: simply knit your yarn with needles 2-3 sizes smaller than those recommended to create a tight knit fabric the stuffing doesn't show through.
Yardage: 200-240 yards
This 5 page pattern is very clearly written and includes lots and lots of pictures, plus unlimited email help from me in case you get stumped. Plus, there is lots of fun stuff in the pattern, like a little bio on Esther and tons of great finished Elephant pictures.
Talk about instant gratification, you can get started knitting this pattern right away! This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD! You will be emailed this .pdf file within about 30 minutes of purchase to the email account you have on file with etsy. If you need it sent to a different email address, please email me. I am a stay-at-home mom to a very active toddler and I am only able to check email once a day. If you need it sent somewhere other than your etsy email address, it will be sent to you within 48 hours of purchase and will not be instant.
Pdf files are best viewed in Adobe Acrobat which you can download for free here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Four sample Esthers with material lists to create them are included in this pattern.
Sample Esthers range in height from 12” tall to 18” tall.
Selling patterns provides income for my family. I know it is easy to share patterns but I would appreciate if you ask your friends to purchase the pattern from me instead.
This pattern is copyright Rebecca Danger/Danger Crafts. If you would like to sell finished items using these instructions we are OK with that as long as you let your customers know the pattern used is from Danger Crafts. Oh, and as long as you send us an email with pictures of course!
*****This listing is for the pattern only! All pictures shown are created using this pattern, not the actual item for sale*****