Pattern 9854 - Bellissima, Special DK, Bambino DK

Adam and Astrid Elephant Toys & Blanket

Astrid & Adam are the best of friends. They enjoy showing off their very own romper suits with star and heart embellishments. When its time for bed they love to snuggle down under their cosy garter stitch blanket knitted in Bellissima & Bambino DK.

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  • About the yarns
  • What you'll need
  • Pattern amends

Bellissima

Bellissima is a beautiful multi-end yarn with fantastic stitch definition, making it perfect for a whole range of techniques and styles, from classic garments to textures and cables. Knits like a merino with the practicality and value for money of an acrylic yarn. This yarn is also available as Bambino, a baby quality with yet more shades that you could use in combination with Bellissima.

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Weight: DK

Composition: 100% Premium Acrylic

Ball Size: 100g

Meterage: 268m/293yds

Wash & Care: Machine washable 30C, cool tumble dry, may dry clean, cool iron



Special DK

Stylecraft's Special yarns are class leaders, arguably the best 100% premium acrylic yarn on the market with a huge number of colours to choose from. This yarn has a super soft handle, is naturally anti pilling and tough enough to handle being thrown in the washing machine. The Special range includes 4-ply, DK, Aran, Chunky, XL and Baby qualities in a fabulous range of colours to meet every knitter (and crocheters) needs.

View all Special DK shades

Weight: DK

Composition: 100% Premium Acrylic

Ball Size: 100g

Meterage: 295m/322yds

Wash & Care: Machine washable 30C, cool tumble dry, may dry clean, cool iron



Bambino DK

Bambino is a beautiful multi-end yarn with fantastic stitch definition, making it perfect for a whole range of techniques and styles, from classic baby garments to textures and cables. Knits like a merino with the practicality and value for money of an acrylic yarn. The palette is muted and modern. The yarn is beautifully smooth and comfy for baby, naturally anti-pilling and of course machine washable, so super practical.

View all Bambino DK shades

Weight: DK

Composition: 100% Premium Acrylic

Ball Size: 100g

Meterage: 268m/293yds

Wash & Care: Machine washable 30C, cool tumble dry, may dry clean, cool iron



You will need: For Blanket 1 pair 4mm (UK8-USA6) knitting needles. For Toys 1 pair 3¼mm (UK 10 – USA 3) knitting needles, 1 pair 4 mm (UK 8 – USA 6) knitting needles. Washable toy stuffing. Lockable stitch markers or scraps of waste yarn. S titch holder or s pare needle. 1 x white button per toy, 10 – 12 mm diameter

Garter stitch blanket
Sizes74cm
29¼in
wide x 70cm
27½in
long
Bambino DK, Clotted Cream (7112)2
Bambino DK, Grey Mist (7115)1
Bellissima DK, Precious Posy (3975)1
Special DK, Black (1002)Oddments
Adam Elephant Toy
Sizes38cm
15in high
Bambino DK, Blue Mist (3945)1
Bambino DK, Clotted Cream (7112)1
Bambino DK, Grey Mist (7115)1
Special DK, Black (1002)Oddments
Astrid Elephant Toy
Sizes38cm
15in high
Bambino DK, Clotted Cream (7112)1
Bambino DK, Grey Mist (7115)1
Bellissima DK, Precious Posy (3975)1
Special DK, Black (1002)Oddments

3 balls of Cream for blanket . If you are making both the blanket and the toy you will still only need 3 balls.

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