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Yuletide Gnomes (Jultomtar & Teeny Tomte)

Alan Dart Website
Simply Knitting 8, November 2005, Christmas Gifts Extra!
Irresistible Gifts to Knit
The Bumper Book of Knitting
Simply Knitting 8, November 2005
The Big Book of Family Knits
Knitting
November 2005
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
817 yards (747 m)
Small (12.5"/32 cm), Medium (14"/35.5 cm), Large (15"/38 cm)
This pattern is available for download for £2.50.

This pattern was originally published in Simply Knitting’s 2005 Christmas supplement, “Christmas Gifts Extra!” which accompanied Issue 8 (November 2005). This supplement is available for mail order (£5.50); here are the instructions for ordering.

Simply Knitting later published two collections that include this pattern:

Gauge in Stockinette stitch

  • for body (knits at DK gauge) - 26 stitches & 36 rows = 4”/10 cm
  • for beard (knits at a chunky gauge) - 15 stitches & 20 rows = 4”/10 cm

Yarn & Materials

  • Body Color A - 1 skein of Country Style DK

  • Body Color B - 1 skein of Country Style DK

  • Face - 1 skein Toytime DK

  • Beard - 1 skein Foxy

  • 20 (25, 30) g / 0.7 (0.9, 1.1) oz of washable toy stuffing or polyfill

  • 10”/25 cm diameter circle of muslin

  • Sewing thread to match beard color

  • 75g/ 2.65 oz of PVC beanbag granules

  • Long tweezers for stuffing