Sews for an Elf
I kept running over this example for a Gnomey Hat at www.helloyarn.com, and I had not-exactly one skein of Lamb’s Pride Bulky (likely around 120 yards). I cleared out off the ear folds and the pom-poms, and the outcome was this pointy minimal number presented previously. And afterward I had somewhat left over, possibly 40-50 yards, so I made some pointy little mythical person booties to coordinate.
Here’s the example for the booties, to fit a foot size of around 4 – 4.5 inches. I’d begin with an entire skein of Lamb’s Pride Bulky so you can make both examples without stressing in the event that you’ll have enough; I’m not certain if that would be sufficient with the ear folds and tufts however.
One skein Lamb’s Pride Bulky or similar yarn to match gage.
One arrangement of twofold point needles, size 9 or size required for gage.
3.5 sts – 1″
CO 20 sts and convey crosswise over three dp needles; join for sewing in the round, being mindful so as not to wind. Place marker to show start of round.
Sew in K2, P2 rib until piece measures 1.5″
K crosswise over 5 sts, turn work, and P crosswise over 10 sts
Place remaining sts (the ones you haven’t quite recently worked) on a solitary dp needle, holder, or waste yarn (whatever you lean toward) to work later – they will be the instep.
You have 10 sts for the heel.
Heel Flap –
Column 1: (RS) *Slip 1 pwise w/yarn in back (wyib), k1; rehash from * to end of heel sts
Column 2: Slip 1 pwise w/yarn in front (wyif), p to end
Rehash Rows 1 and 2 until 10 columns have been worked. There will be 5 chain selvedge sts along the edges of the heel fold.
Turn Heel –
Column 1: k crosswise over 6 sts, ssk, k1, turn work
Column 2: Slip 1 pwise, p3, p2tog, p1, turn
Column 3: Slip 1 pwise, k to last 2 sts, SSK, turn
Column 4: Slip 1 pwise, p to last 2 sts, p2tog, turn
Heel Gusset –
k over all heel sts, and with same (needle 1), get and weave 5 sts along the selvedge edge (in the chains you made some time recently)
On another (needle 2), work over the 10 sts you put aside for the instep
On another (needle 3), get and sew 5 sts along the other selvedge edge, and after that sew 3 sts from the heel
You now have needle 1: 8 sts; needle 2: 10 sts; needle 3: 8 sts, or 26 sts taking all things together, and are prepared to keep working in the round. Needle 1 is the start of the round, from the center of the heel.
Rnd 1: k to keep going 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1; k over all instep sts; on needle 3, k1, ssk, k to end
Rnd 2: weave
Rehash rounds 1 and 2 twice more, until there are 20 sts left
Work even in stockinette join (weave all rounds) until piece measures 3.5″ from base of heel
Rnd 1: k to keep going 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1; on needle 2, k1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on needle 3, k1, ssk, k to end
Rnd 2: weave
Rehash rounds 1 and 2 until 8 sts remain, and after that:
needle 1 – k2tog
needle 2 – ssk, k2tog
needle 3 – ssk
You can work another round or even a couple all the more even on these 4 sts relying upon how pointy you need the toe to look. I cut it really off in light of the fact that I feared coming up short on yarn.
Break yarn, draw it through each of the 4 sts, draw to wrong side and weave in closures. That is it!
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Posted by Windansea at 2:59 PM