I managed to finish this project before Melody was born, but I didn't have a chance to photograph it until now. The pattern is called Elijah, but since I knit a girl elephant, I had to change the name. My sister named her, Ellie the Elephant.
Another great seamless knitting project! You just have to make sure you are comfortable with picking up stitches and using double pointed needles. It's uniquely constructed, starting from the head. And then you pick up stitches for all the other body parts. It can get really fiddly at times. But it's worth it because you don't have to sew any parts together.
I wanted to make it extra special for Melody, so I duplicate stitched a heart on Ellie's chest. I think that it adds a special touch. I hope she will cherish this doll forever.
Ellie turned out to be 13 1/2 inches long since I used a thicker gauge yarn. Don't be deceived by the vase in the background. That vase is huge and sits on the floor.
Pattern: Elijah by Ysolda, purchased pattern here.
Yarn: Less than 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft "Orchid", A little bit of Caron Simply Soft "Grape" for the heart.
Needles: US 3 / 3.25 mm
Size: 13.5 inches long from head to feet
For Ravelry Users: Link to Pattern