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Jolly Wee Elf--Elemental Affects Version

Jolly Wee Elf--Elemental Affects Version

"Have your Elf a merry little Christmas."

These little handmade pals, created by Jennifer Evans, are perfect on the holiday mantelpiece, tree, or packages. But they’ll celebrate any season cheerfully! Once we started knitting them, we just couldn’t stop!

In this version we rounded up our favorite, festive colors of Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering yarn - a light and bouncy wool that lends hand-dyed color to our wee friends. Originally written for Rowan Fine Tweed (sadly discontinued!), we are loving this new-to-us fiber in its place. Each kit has enough yarn for a wee tribe of 12 elves, or 6 larger elves (see Knitter's Notes for DK-weight instructions). Two Appleton crewel wool bundles (100% wool, 27 yd/25m each) are included, and this fiber is held double for face yarn. We also have three various shades of Appleton for customizing skin tone (sold separately). With elves, its certainly true that the more you make, the merrier!

On this page you can find the pattern, free adaptation for using Elemental Affects yarn, and preassembled Elf Kits (containing 3 colors of body/accessory yarn, 2 skeins of Crewel Wool in 984 for face color, darning needle and washers). Extra washer packs are sold separately.

Tiny wee elf: Approx. 3½"/9cm tall, or desired height.
Larger wee elf: Approx. 4½"/11.5cm tall, or desired height.


3 skeins Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering (118 yds/107m each): 1 each of three colors; 2 skeins Appleton Crewel Wool (27 yds/25m each) in color 984 Bisque for face.
Package of twelve 3/8" zinc washers (1" diameter) and tapestry needle.
Free adaptation for Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering yarn.
Shown in colorway "Fiesta".


Jolly Wee Elf pattern.
Tiny wee elf: US 1½ (2.5mm) double-points (set of five), or size to obtain gauge.
Larger wee elf: US 3 (3.25mm) double-points (set of five), or size to obtain gauge.
One locking marker.
Wool batting or polyester stuffing.


Tiny wee elf: 28–32 sts=4"/10cm in stockinette stitch worked in the round.
Larger wee elf: 24-26 sts=4"/10cm in stockinette stitch worked in the round.
Note: Gauge is not critical, but you want a firm fabric so your stuffing does not show through.

If using Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering for the DK-weight version of our elves (aka the "larger wee elf"), simply hold yarn double throughout body, hat and scarf. Appleton Crewel needs to be held quadruple stranded for the face. Our kit here (with three skeins of Elemental Affects) yields approximately six larger wee elves.

Digital Jolly Wee Elf pattern plus free adaptation for Elemental Affects. (Download)

Printed Jolly Wee Elf pattern plus free adaptation for Elemental Affects. (Requires shipping.)

Free adaptation explaining how to use Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering for your elves. (Download)

COLOR: Fiesta. (Mustard Field, Burnt Orange, Ocean Waves)

COLOR: Woodsman. (Bronze, Burnt Cinnamon, Dark Midnight Blue)

COLOR: Spumoni. (Rose, Sea Foam, Fawn)

COLOR: Holly Farm. (Ciel, Scarlet, Forest Moss)

COLOR: Old World. (White, Merlot, Dark Forest Moss)

Package of 12 washers and 1 darning needle.

Appleton Crewel Wool, color 984 Bisque.

Appleton Crewel Wool, color 183 Fawn.

Appleton Crewel Wool, color 186 Cocoa.









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