The man finally smiled.  This project was sheer determination along the math lines. Having it fit, figuring out the spacing of the elephants both horizontally and vertically (stitch and row) and keeping as many whole elephants as possible on the fabric while each row of elephants alternated in direction were the challenges.  And, then there was the matching of the pattern when sewn together.  I did alternate needle size when knitting the elephant pattern (larger needle) to when I knitted the solid fabric. This may be the most mathematically challenging project I’ve made (to date).

  • Pattern: Tembe
  • Designer: Martin Storey
  • Yarn: Rowan Colorspun, Rowan Tweed DK
  • Photo Location: The Buffalo Zoo
  • Elements of Design: fair isle alternating with straight stitch, cardigan

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