Gnome-Made Gifts by Sarah Schira

Gnome-Made Gifts

November 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round on smaller needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
on the smaller side - 5-7” / 13-18 cm
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It’s not too late to join! The knitting is fun, simple, and gently paced.

This December, unleash whimsy and playfulness. I’ve crafted an experience full of gnomes, surprises, and fun! That’s right, it’s a holiday mystery gnome knitalong!

You’ll get an email every day from December 1st through 24th. On some of those days you’ll open it up to find a clue - a small bit of knitting instructions for the next step in the gnome. The other days will bring charming stories, special treats, and a recipe or two for traditional gnomish delights. After the 24th a few more surprises will come your way but all the gnome knitting clues will be done.

A gnome named Gnova has just moved to the Grimblewoods and is worried about making friends, while young Gnewt is taking over the handmade gift exchange this year. What can possibly go wrong?

Key Dates
Dec 1-24: daily updates, all gnome knitting released by Dec 24
Dec 24: entry form (for Instagram entries) and finished gnome thread (for Ravelry entries) open
Dec 25-31: more updates sent, dates are a surprise
Jan 4: last day to enter for a grand prize
Jan 6: prizes announced, clues integrated into a single pattern

Skills Used
•knit and purl
•working in the round
•k2tog, ssk, CDD
•kfb, M1L
•3-needle bind-off or grafting

Loads of video tutorials to help you on the way!

Materials needed:
•Fingering Weight Yarn in 5x20g (colour help in the PDF or grab a kit from one of the amazing participating dyers below1)
• Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm and US 1.5 / 2.5 mm needles for working small circumference in the round (DPNs, magic loop, 2-circs method, Flexi-Flips)
• Notions: yarn needle, removable stitch markers, 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.

Participating Dyers
These creative folks have all seen the finished gnome and know the secrets. They’ve put together great colour combinations they are excited to see you turn into gnomes.

The Loopy Ewe
Miss Babs
Marianated Yarns
Queen City Yarn
Emma’s Yarn - available in select local yarn shops, some of which sell online
Beautiful Syster - project bag maker partnering with Emma’s Yarn
Dream in Color - available in select local yarn shops, some of which sell online

Lamington Lass

Ancient Arts
Baa-realis Fibre

Alte Künste
Das Mondschaf
Tricot & Stitch
Cloudberry Yarns

Yarn Therapy
Glenheaven Knits