The Littlest Elf by Melissa Kelenske
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The Littlest Elf

Knitting
November 2010
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
6 months
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This week’s project is for the tiniest of toes. One of my favorite things to do (when I can!) is knit for the new babies in my life--nieces, nephews and all my high school and college friends that are starting families. This pattern is one that I created to showcase the exquisite, one-of-a-kind sock yarns that are available everywhere, and this one highlights one of my newest favorites at the shop, Malabrigo Sock. Knit a pair of these for your niece’s baby shower and you’ll be the highlight of the party.

Please note: The yarn used for these booties, Malabrigo Sock, is hand painted. Like all artisan yarns, each skein is different, even throughout the same ‘dyelot’. It’s one of the delights of knitting with handpainted yarn--no two projects are exactly the same! The color I used for the sample, #480 Indiecita, is especially variegated. Some skeins are more green, some more blue and others still are on the purple side. They’re all beautiful, but don’t be alarmed if yours aren’t as green as mine!*


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