Gnome Is Where You Hang Your Hat by Sarah Schira

Gnome Is Where You Hang Your Hat

January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
130 - 200 yards (119 - 183 m)
one size
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Another mystery gnome knitalong with surprises, tutorials, fun chatter, and 8 grand prizes!

Join us in the PreKAL Chatter Thread!

We are in the middle of this KAL, but it’s a little project with lots and lots of time to knit it. It’s not too late!

Gnemo loves ice-skating on outdoor rinks, hot chocolate with a little rum in it afterwards, and the fact that early twilight means he gets to light candles at supper.

This gnome features colourwork, and if that worries you, don’t let it! This is a PERFECT first colourwork project because fit really doesn’t matter and the project is small. Having a few days to work on each clue will also break the work down into manageable bites. Not to mention that I’ll have some tutorials to help, and the passionate and helpful gnome-knitting community will be on your side.

Skills Used
•knit and purl
•working in the round
•stranded colourwork
•slipping stitches

The following dyers have seen the finished gnome and have put together sets of minis for you to order. They’ve got great taste! Click the links to see their colour combos.

⭐️Dye for Ewe Yes, Canadians, I found us a Canadian dyer to participate!
⭐️Das Mondschaf - German / English
⭐️Leading Men Fiber Arts
⭐️Dragon Hoard Yarn
⭐️Arkansas Yarn Co
⭐️Marianated Yarns
⭐️Kitty Pride Yarns

Amounts: (fingering weight)
Colour 1: 20 g
Colour 2: 20g
Colour 3: 10 g
Optional - Colour 4: 5 g for the hands/nose/beard, depending on your C1 colour choice. My C1 is white and I like snowy gnome beards, so I only used 3 colours. If you do this, 20g of C1 will be enough for the gnome and the hands/nose/beard.

See this video for more on choosing colours and testing them out.

darning needle, 1 removable stitch marker, a beginning of round marker, roving/polyfill stuffing, weighted stuffing like poly pellets/aquarium gravel/dried beans

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.