Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Knit some sweaters for your Elf on the Shelf this Christmas!

Knitted sweaters for your Elf on the Shelf

I've written over the last couple of years about our Elf on the Shelf - the little scout Elf that joins us in the run up to Christmas and entertains the children by moving about the house and getting up to mischief. It's a lot of fun for the children (and me!) and I'm really pleased that we started this holiday tradition.

This year, our Elf is going to be looking super stylish, thanks to my Mum and her fabulous designing and knitting skills! She has knitted him a selection of gorgeous little jumpers to wear. He's going to come back from the North Pole wearing one, and appear in a different one from time to time during the build up to Christmas. I think that the sweaters are wonderful, and so I wanted to share them with you!

If you want to have a go at making your own knitted sweater for your Elf, my Mum has made the pattern available to purchase on Ravelry. It costs $6 (about £5), and gives instructions for three different sweater designs.

There's the cabled aran design:

Cable knitted sweater for elf doll

A sweater with a colourful patterned yoke:

Miniature jumper for Elf on the Shelf

And finally a classic red and white snowflake design. All the sweaters are knitted using DK/8 ply yarn (12g for each sweater) using a US3 3.25mm needle and will fit the standard 12" Elf.

Snowflake knitted Elf sweater

You can find the full pattern here:

Sweaters for Santa's Elf Helper

and I'd love to see any Elf sweaters that you make using the pattern!

Selection of sweaters for the Elf on the Shelf

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