My first modification/ design:
Ta da! The Marching Elephants sweater is done- I’m so proud. I took the Sheep Yoke pattern and substituted these marching elephants. Looking Glass Knits, the designer of the free Sheep Yoke pattern also designed a pattern called Bellyphant that I used to help me figure out how to make elephants look like elephants. But I made some changes that are more reminiscent of the Sheep Yoke. Like this:
Isn’t that adorable?! Instead of a cheeky little sheep looking out at you, it’s the cheeky butt of an elephant. I even gave it a tail, but it’s hard to photograph:
And I added a little extra splash to the design on the front two elephants:
I am really pleased with the outcome, and this sweater will last future little pebbles for a while- it’s kindof a big 6-12 month size. I think if I make this design again in the future, I will choose less-fuzzy yarn so the detail pop more. And I’ll make sure the accent color pops more against the light grey- maybe red or green.
Well- thanks for stopping by and checking out my handywork. It makes my day to share this with ya’ll- thanks again!