Gnome Pun Intended by Sarah Schira

Gnome Pun Intended

December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
125 - 140 yards (114 - 128 m)
fingering and worsted
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That rumply hat! That loopy beard!

They say you can’t go gnome again, but I can’t stop designing gnomefolk! Gnora prefers the North Sea to the Mediterranean and loves cold-water surfing. St. Gnick can’t vacation as often as he would like, but his workplace culture can’t be beat! Milk and cookies, anyone?

Pattern is designed to have minimal end-weaving in and need minimal assembling. It comes with instructions for both worsted and fingering weight options, two beard options, helpful photos, and 2 video tutorials. I LOVE making gnomes and I want you to like them, too!

Perfect for mini skeins and leftovers.

Height: 7” / 18 cm, Circumference: 9” / 23 cm
Height: 10.5” / 26.5 cm, Circumference: 14” / 35.5

(with a 15% buffer)

  • Hat: 45 yd. / 41 m, approximately 10 g
  • Body: 60 yd. / 55 m, approximately 14 g
  • White (beard/nose/hands): 20 yd. / 18 m, approximately 6 g


  • Hat: 50 yd. / 46 m, approximately 30 g
  • Body: 80 yd. / 73 m, approximately 40g
  • White (beard/hands): 20 yd. / 18 m, approximately 8 g

(Woolfolk Flette was used as the textured yarn for the worsted beard.)

Notions: yarn needle, small amount of stuffing, pellets, cable needle
(optional, for pleats)

•knit and purl
•working in the round on DPNs
•M1L, kfb
•k2tog, ssk
•knitting through the back loop
•picking up sts on the wrong side
•making a bobble

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

Design Diary video
Fringe beard video tutorial
Knitted Pleat video tutorial

Pattern has been tech edited and test knit.