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Yuletide Gnomes (Jultomtar & Teeny Tomte)

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