Gnome De Plume by Sarah Schira

Gnome De Plume

February 2019
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
Height: 10” / 25.5 cm; Circumference: 10.5” / 26.5 cm
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Gnatalie is gnome around the world as a pre-eminent author of gardening advice, and her “Toadstools for Everyday” and “Fungus, Flowers, and Fun” are Gnew York Times bestsellers. She’s been designed to exude the energy and joy of growing plants. Originally part of a mystery knitalong, Gnatalie comes with links to 14 tutorial videos!

Materials: (note that DK amounts listed at bottom)
•Yarn - Approximate yardage fingering weight yarn (with a 15% buffer)
•Colour 1 (hat): 56 yd. / 51 m, approx. 14 g
•Colour 2 (body): 66 yd. / 60 m, approx. 18 g
•Colour 3 (beard): 14 yd. / 13 m, approx. 4 g
•Colour 4 (nose/hands): 5 yd. / 5 m, approx. 2 g
•for optional braids you will need an additional 5 yd. / 5 m, approx. 2 g

•You will also need yarn needle, stuffing, and poly pellets or another material to add weight.

Skills Used:
•knit and purl
•working in the round on DPNs
•kfb, pfb, M1R, M1L, yo, 1-to-5 inc
•k2tog, k2togL, p2tog, DD, CDD
•knitting through the back loop
•picking up sts
(don’t forget the pattern comes with 14 tutorial videos)

Check out the Gnome Schooling tutorials for help with all your gnoming needs!

The larger of the two gnomes was knit for the tutorial videos out of DK-weight yarn. She is 15” / 38cm tall.

Recommended DK yarn amounts (note, these numbers have not been double-checked by test knitters):
•Colour 1 (hat): 93 yd. / 85 m, approx. 43 g
•Colour 2 (body): 78 yd. / 71 m, approx. 35 g
•Colour 3 (beard): 21 yd. / 20 m, approx. 9 g
•Colour 4 (nose/hands): 21 yd. / 20 m, approx. 9 g which includes braids

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.