In the Old days, every piece of knitting was felted in Iceland. It was a rough job, usually made by men, but it doesn’t have to be that hard today when we can use the washing machine!
Please use the correct electric appliance for your country (you can buy some here in Europe). The electric appliance will not last for ever but you can extend its life by immediately replacing any burnt out light.
Note that the colors may fade in a direct sunlight.
The Elves’ Lights are a knitted version of my felted tulips lights with Icelandic wool. Designed in 2005, they became right away very popular especially in Iceland, so popular indeed that for the past years many copies appeared in the shops. It is a bit frustrating!
Today, I propose a DIY knitted version but thanks to respect the copyright and not use the pattern for any commercial purpose!
Size: after felting, flower is about 8 cm/3” diameter and leave 14 cm/5,5” across.
Colors of your choice but note that the blue color stops the light so any color with some blue in it (including greens and purples) are not recommended for the flower itself but you can use them all in the leaves. Each flower/leave uses about 8 g (24m/26 yds)
If you use another yarn, make sure it’s pure wool and felts easily (not superwash!).
Needles: 5,5 mm / US 9 circ needle. Magic loop is used but you can also use DPN’s.
Gauge: 10 cm/4” = 14 sts with plötulopi held double. Gauge is not important.
Other material: string light conform to you’re the electrical norms in the country where the appliance will be used.
Techniques: knitting in the round, decreases, increases, felting
Pattern: Once you’ve made your paiement, you will receive an email with a link to dowload the pattern PDF . We don’t send patterns by snailmail.
Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern.