15
December
2004

Elves abound

Here’s my full elf set:

The stocking caps were adapted from a pattern I found online. The shrug I’m wearing is all mine. I took advantage of the hat while I was making it to gauge how many stitches around my arm was at various points. Working each arm separately, I cast on for the cuffs and increased as needed up my arm. I tried it on frequently to make sure that it was fitting properly. When I got to my armpit, I stopped knitting in the round and knit flat until halfway across my back. Then I kitchenered both arms together. If I were to do it again, I would decrease along the flat portion along my neck so that it doesn’t bunch up there. It fit perfectly in the end and also doubled as a convenient scarf.