Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
Well, I am back to give you another part of the pattern tonight. I am sitting in the Little Rock airport and they have free internet which is nice.
Now I have completed the legs and elf shoes so without further ado here is the rest of the pattern so far.
On the lower front of the body (use the photo as a guide) pick up 3 stitches with Ice Cream and one double-pointed needle. Use 2 double-pointed needles to work in I-cord. Work in I-cord until the leg measures 1 ½ inches from the pick up row. Bind off. Cut the yarn leaving a 6 inch end. Pull the end through the remaining stitch.
Repeat for the second leg lining it up with the first leg.
With Grass and double-pointed needles, cast on 6 stitches placing 2 stitches on each of 3 needles. Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.
Rnd 1: knit
Rnd 2: (k1, m1, k1) repeat on each needle (3 sts per needle, 9 sts total)
Rnds 3-6: knit
At this point, place the end from the cast on stitches on a yarn needle. Take some stitches to close the hole and pull up tight. Pull the end to the inside and trim. Stuff the shoe with a tiny amount of fiberfill.
Rnd 7: (k1, k2tog) repeat on each needle (2 sts per needle, 6 sts total remain)
Rnd 8-9: knit
Rnd 10: (k2tog) repeat on each needle (1 st per needle, 3 sts total remain)
Cut the yarn and pull the end through the remaining stitch. Pull the end to the inside and trim to stay inside.
Place the end from the leg on a yarn needle. Whipstitch the top of the shoe to the leg. Pull the end to the inside and trim.
Repeat for the second elf shoe.
That’s it for now, Knitters. I’ll see what I can squeeze in for tomorrow. Next up is an elf face and a tiny elf scarf. Have fun!