Elephant Parade Blanket by ShoedivaOriginals

Elephant Parade Blanket

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Worsted (9 wpi) ?
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Here is the Elephant Parade Blanket! These adorable elephants are sure to march right into your heart and make a fabulous gift for a pachydermophile of any age!

Usually for worsted weight yarn I would use between a 5mm and 6mm set of needles to get the drape I like (no surprise that I have way too many 5.5mm hooks and needles in my grab bag!) 5mm is great for a somewhat hardier material, perfect for a floor blanket (and I back mine with polar fleece, quilting along the edges of the squares once sewn together) while 6mm have more drape (but weave those ends in well if you tend to knit a little looser than the gauge on the ballband).

Basically, with the way these patterns work, you could use any weight of yarn; just work to the yarn gauge and needle size uniformly over the blanket and it will all be fine & dandy.

600g of background/main colour
400-500g of elephant grey/pink/blue/whatever your heart desires!
200g of shadow grey/black
20 metres of red or other car colour
scraps of yarn for other motifs.

A baby blanket for the unconventional parent; a throw for the den or an afghan to snuggle watching Animal Planet; this series of charts provides plenty of scope to make a blanket in your choice of yarn weight and gauge. The lighter the yarn, the smaller the blanket - a sock yarn blanket would create a perfect sized snuggy for a car seat while a worsted yarn would create a lovely afghan to cuddle into! Eight charts provide scope and variation to create a totally unique blanket! The friendly characters can also be used to create sweaters, cushion covers, bags or washcloths - wherever your imagination takes you! This blanket would make a perfect christmas gift - each elephant block takes around four hours to complete, so you have time to make a matching ‘lovie’ too!

Thanks, as ever, are due to the incomparable rjhuggz, who knitted up the ‘show’ blanket, caught any errors - and did the photos! She is a wonder and deserves to be showered with kudos :)

The download forms a colourwork chart and written directions. It is not available in symbol form. The elephant charts will also be released individually for those who just want an elephant for a sweater motif or washcloth.

I hope that you enjoy my Elephant Parade - I look forwards to seeing the F.O’s you create!