Thursday, July 8, 2010

Flo the Elephant - by Franklin Habit - Knitty (First Fall 2010)

Flo the Elephant
Translated by Franklin Habit from "Nursery Elephant of Wool," anonymously published c. 1930-1949, with revisions c. 1950 by Sue Rothschild.
Published in Knitty - First Fall 2010 


Materials:
spacer [MC] Cascade 220 Quatro  [100% wool; 220yd/201m per 100g skein]; color: #5011 Crème Brulée; 2 skeins
spacer [CC] Cascade 220 [100% wool; 220yd/201m per 100g skein]; color: #9421 Blue Hawaii; 1 skein

This adorable elephant was knit by Franklin and makes an equally adorable collectible or toy.  The article on Knitty.com includes an informative and entertaining interview with Sue Rothschild, of Rochester, Minnesota, whom had made numerous elephants over the years for friends and relatives.

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