Shelby the Shelf Elf by Bethany A Dailey

Shelby the Shelf Elf

Loom Knitting
November 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 14.5 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
340 yards (311 m)
21" long unfolded, 9.5" high sitting.
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This pattern is available for free.

The holiday season at last has come, the shopping and planning has now begun,
but soon we’re so hectic with all of our plans, our fistfuls of hair match our barked out commands.
When the pot boils over and the last nerve is wrung, there’s someone who’ll help, someone who’ll come.
He sits up high, perched on a shelf, awaiting that moment when you yell out a “Help!”
No worries, as Shelby has all in hand; he’ll mind the children and butter your pans, he’ll wrangle dust bunnies, with a sure and quick hand, and even frost all those gingerbread mans.
Never fear… sweet relief is near… Shelby the Shelf Elf now is here!

Knitting loom: KB Sock Loom 2 (KB All-n-One Loom could also be used).

Yarn: 1 each (or portion of 1 skein each) Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (170 yrds per skein, #4 worsted weight, 100% acrylic) in the following colors: fisherman, cranberry, kelly green, white, taupe mist and mustard.

Notions: 2 wiggle eyes or other substitute, sewing needle and embroidery floss or thinner weight yarn (for stitching on face details), craft glue, craft felt in blue and white, polyfill stuffing, beans/rice/some other type of weighted items for base of elf’s body, Press and Seal plastic wrap (or whatever is preferred to secure rice/beans: see Finishing Steps), loom tool, 5mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc), stitch markers, scissors, knitting pins, yarn needle, row counter.

Gauge: 9 stitches and 14.5 rows per 2”

Finished Measurements:

Width: 6”

Height sitting: 9.5”

Height unfolded: 21”

Skills Needed: E-wrap, Knit/U-stitch, Purl, Double Wrap Short Row Method (shown in video links and step by steps below), Drawstring CO, Half Hitch CO (or CO of your choice), Gather BO, and Basic BO, embroidery techniques.