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17 March 2012 @ 05:27 pm
A new project  
You remember my little elephants? So cute!


Well, as a work in progress at least...

I've been wondering for a while if I could increase the size of the pattern, other than using big wool. I much prefer using small-gauge wool. So I sat down with the pattern and some graph paper.


I outlined the pieces as given in the pattern, then doubled the size on another sheet of graph paper. After that, I wrote down the basic pattern in terms of "increase this many here, decrease that many there". Very basic, but it works! So far, anyway.

Mummy elephant is for a birthday present from my friend for her daughter in June. It'll be yellow (like Primrose elephant) with white inner ears. I'm also going to do a baby elephant to go with it - white with yellow inner ears - as a present from me.

I've done about a third of the first side so far. I'll post updates as it goes on.


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badly_knitted: Film Star Smilebadly_knitted on March 17th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
I'm fascinated to see Primrose's very big sister taking shape! Good luck with the project!
alligator138: Meadow flowersalligator138 on March 20th, 2012 10:23 am (UTC)
It's going well so far. I've done one side, and the other is started. It doesn't seem to have become distorted through changing the size, so I'm hopeful.

I've got a new blog for my crochet adventures. I'll post updates on the WIP there, and the final ta-dah here. Here it is