This was knitted in Double Knitting using a pattern from the November 1971 edition of Modern Knitting. I found the exact same pattern in an earlier edition (October 1966) only they had used 4ply yarn. Both sets of instructions say it will end up approximately 10 inches in height though I would have thought the 4ply version would be smaller. The one I knitted stands at just over 10 inches.
The instructions for sewing the various parts into place are a bit vague, they just say to position as shown. The photo in the magazine of the DK version doesn’t show you much so I have included the photo from the 4ply version which gives a better idea of the positioning of the tusks. The DK version has no eyes, just eyelashes made from felt. The 4 ply version has embroidered eyes. I chose the easy way and sewed on a couple of buttons for eyes.
Here are the DK instructions which I followed with the carriage set at tension 9. Click the photo for a larger view:
If you want to knit it in 4ply, just follow the same instructions but set the carriage at tension 6.
This is the 4ply version:
These are all the parts, pinned out so you can see what you should end up with:
Mine could have done with a bit more stuffing, his neck is a little bit floppy. Also, I think I put his tail a bit too low down but other than that I am quite pleased with the way he turned out.