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Tiny Elf December Knitalong Part Four

December 5, 2009

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

My Tiny Elf is complete! I am so excited to wrap up this sweet holiday knit today. I gave my elf a tiny elf scarf that will only take you a couple of minutes to whip up. Then I embroidered a happy little elf face to pull this project together. I think he has a definite twinkle in his eye. I loaded up lots of photos for you today because frankly, in my opinion, you can’t have enough photos and angles to look at when you are completing a toy project like this. It simply helps to see every side.

I will have the completed Tiny Elf free downloadable pattern for you sometime next week. At least now you will have all of the parts to complete your project. Yay! Elf knitting is cool.

I am in Tulsa this morning so my Tiny Elf and I are having a great time in my hotel room while I am waiting for my event this afternoon. Hey, by the way I went to the shop I am signing in this afternoon called, Loops, and it is spectacular and one of a kind. I am blown away. The owner is completely crazy over Spud & Chloë and Blue Sky Alpacas! She is carrying the complete line of Spud & Chloë and has samples knit up in the shop. You can order online or give them a call to get your Spud & Chloë. I will be doing a featured shop post on Loops in Tulsa in the near future. I took lots of photos.

When I made the elf shoes I took the end at the point of the toe and when I pulled the end to the inside I gave an extra tug to make the point curl up a bit. I also gave them a pinch and  bent them up with my fingers and they are holding the shape really well. Even after being thrown in my bags and suitcase.

Yeah, we’re pretty much buddies at this point, traveling friends, hitting the road high and low…

I love the far away shot because it gives you perspective on the size of the elf.

Without further ado, here is the rest of the pattern.

 

Scarf:

With 2 double-pointed needles used to work back and forth and with Grass, cast on 3 stitches.

Row 1: k1, p1, k1

Row 2: p1, k1, p1

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the scarf measures 6 inches from the cast on edge.

Bind off.

Cut the yarn and pull the end through the remaining stitch. Weave in the ends and trim. With a row 1 facing out, tie the scarf around the elf’s neck with a half-knot at the back.

 

The back side of the elf is as cute as the front. I made my scarf fairly short but you could make it much longer and add a couple of little pom-poms in red or white on the ends, too. That would be cute.

I prefer to use an embroidery needle for the face but you could easily use a yarn needle instead. The embroidery needle is just a little finer and easier to use for me.

 

Face:

With an embroidery needle and black embroidery floss make 2 eyes with a tiny straight stitch and then add another tiny straight stitch vertically at the center to pull the stitch slightly upward. Take two small straight stitches to for a V-shape for the mouth. Take two tiny straight stitches above the eyes for the eyebrows. Use the photos as a guide. Pull all ends to the inside and trim to stay inside.

 

Well, there you have it you Tiny Elf knitters, you! Have fun and I can’t wait to see what kinds of variations you come up with.

Here is the Ravelry link to the Tiny Elf!

I’ll be back as soon as I get my life back in order, well, maybe we can’t wait that long. How about as soon as I find a minute or two to get the full pattern up in a printable format! That’s better. Have a beautiful December weekend.

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