Gnome Nuggets by Rebecca Danger

Gnome Nuggets

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Knitting
April 2016
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
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Out of print. This pattern was available for free.

Hey Guys! Yeah, a free pattern! Here’s what you will need to make this pattern:

Materials

Yarn
25-75 yards of yarn for the shirt (A)
15-65 yards of yarn for face and nose (B)
25-75 yards of yarn for hat (C)
15-65 yards of yarn for beard (D)

Needles
40” circular needle (for Magic Loop Method) in a size about 2 sizes smaller than those recommended for your yarn (example: yarn says U.S. size 8, use a size 6, or maybe even 5 instead)

Gauge
One of the greatest things about knitting toys is gauge doesn’t matter! For those of you who detest gauging as much as me, this is the perfect project for you. Simply use smaller needles than those recommended for your yarn to create a tighter knit fabric so that the stuffing doesn’t show through. My rule of thumb is to go down 2 or 3 needle sizes from the smallest size recommended for your yarn. This also means this pattern can be worked in any size of yarn! Try sock yarn for little nugget gnome, or worsted for a medium gnome great for tucking places in your house, or bulky for a big gnome perfect for hugs.

Notions
Scissors, tapestry needle, safety eyes/buttons/scrap yarn for eyes, stuffing, 3 removable stitch markers, or 2 removable markers and one not removable (to mark beginning of round), row counter (optional, but very helpful), pins for making up (optional).

Yet another of my patterns designed to use up those left one bits of yarn. I knit my samples in the three Knit Picks yarns listed, but have at it with your yarn choices.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!