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Old 05-28-2011, 04:41 AM   #1
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Help needed please
Hello all,

I am following the pattern below
http://allieknowscrafts.blogspot.com...hant-gift.html

And am a little stuck understanding one section of it, so am really hoping that someone on here can give me some help.

Im knitting the head section at the moment and have just finished Row 6: p18, turn, leaving last 18 sts on needle
Row 7-13: Work even in St st over 18 sts


so all my knitting is on the left needle, but it is the next bit that I do not understand (not been knitting for too long so reading patterns is a relativly new thing to me)

Cut yarn, leaving 18 sts on needle
Rejoin yarn to far sts and Rep Rows 6-12
Row 13 (Beginning of trunk): k18, pick up 4 sts along each side of nose, turn
Rows 14-61: Work even in St st over 8 sts


Which stitches am I knitting next and how do you rejoin the wool?

Thanks for your help guys x
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:29 AM   #2
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Until now you've been working on only 18sts and you've left 18 other sts (the far sts) on the needle unworked. Now you're going to go back and start working those 18 far sts. Cut the working yarn and use the end of that yarn to start knitting the unworked 18sts. Just leave a ~6" tail and start knitting. You can go back later and tighten up the first st if it seems loose.
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Until now you've been working on only 18sts and you've left 18 other sts (the far sts) on the needle unworked. Now you're going to go back and start working those 18 far sts. Cut the working yarn and use the end of that yarn to start knitting the unworked 18sts. Just leave a ~6" tail and start knitting. You can go back later and tighten up the first st if it seems loose.
Thank you for this it makes sense when you say it like that lol!

Only thing is I am now stuck on the next bit

Row 13 (Beginning of trunk): k18, pick up 4 sts along each side of nose, turn

Ive knitted the 18 stitches but I dont get which stitches I am meant to be picking up next.

Sarah x
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:48 PM   #4
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I think that you should be picking up sts along the two inner sides of the panels of 18sts that you just completed. There's a V shape where the two panels meet and you can pick up 4sts going down one side and 4sts coming up the other side and then work on those 8sts for the elephant's trunk. Later you'll join the trunk to the 18sts on each side and work across 44sts (18+18+8).
You can't see it in the picture but the trunk appears to be a kind of loop. If you don't like that, you can turn the trunk to the inside before you sew up the elephant and close up the sides to make it more of a tube.
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