Go Big or Go Gnome Pullover by Sarah Schira

Go Big or Go Gnome Pullover

Knitting
January 2019
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round, larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1542 - 3658 yards (1410 - 3345 m)
33.5 (37, 41, 44.5, 48, 52, 55.75, 59.5, 63)” / 85 (94, 104, 113, 122, 132, 142, 151, 160) cm
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It all started with #nevernotgnoming and before I knew it, knitted gnomes weren’t just popping up on my shelves, they were popping up in my garment sketches, too! The Go Big or Go Gnome set includes a hat and mittens. The mittens are a free pattern in Knitty.com and the hat is for sale here on Ravelry.

Playful and bold, this sweater is meant to be worn with 3-4” / 7.5-15cm of positive ease. Garment shown is being worn with 3” / 7.5cm positive ease.

With colourwork, it can be important to make sure that there is a big enough contrast between the different colours. In this pattern, the main colour needs to be quite distinct from Colours 2 and 3, while those two can be quite close to each other. Looking for help picking colours? Check out my tutorial on How to Combine Yarn Colours.

It is important the the gnome colourwork section is not knit too tightly. If the gauge there is different than the stockinette surrounding it, it will not look good. However, even the best of colourwork puckers when it is unblocked, so make sure that you give your sweater a good soaking and blocking once you’re done.

Skills Used
•knit and purl
•working in the round
•stranded colourwork
•M1L, M1R
•k2tog
•kfb
•w&t

Sizes
Bust: 33.5 (37, 41, 44.5, 48, 52, 55.75, 59.5, 63)”
85 (94, 104, 113, 122, 132, 142, 151, 160) cm

MATERIALS
•Yarn
Main Colour: 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins Show Stopper, Leading Men Fiber Arts, (463 yd. / 423m per 100 g skein);
colour shown: Sand Castle

Colour 2: 1 skein Show Stopper, Leading Men Fiber Arts, (463 yd. / 423 m per 100 g skein);
colour shown: Dames At Sea
Note: for the 2 smallest sizes, 1 skein of the Show
Stopper Intermission 50g skein will suffice

Colour 3: 1 skein Show Stopper Intermission,Leading Men Fiber Arts, (231 yd. / 211 m per 50 g skein);
colour shown: Poison Apple

•Needles  
US 3/ 3.25 mm and US 4 / 3.5 mm needles, or size needed to get gauge. For body, 32”/80 cm circular needles for smaller sizes, and 40”/ 100 cm or 47”/120 cm for larger sizes. For sleeves and neck, DPNs or small circumference needles.

•Notions: yarn needle, stitch markers

Approximate yardage
with a 15% buffer
MC: 1260 (1460, 1645, 1875, 2050, 2340, 2480, 2690, 2980) yd.
1146 (1329, 1497, 1706, 1865, 2129, 2257, 2448, 2812) m

C2: 185 (212, 243, 283, 312, 343, 371, 410, 447) yd.
169 (193, 221, 257, 284, 312, 337, 373, 407) m

C3: 97 (111, 127, 148, 163, 180, 194, 215, 231) yd.
88 (101, 116, 135, 149, 163, 177, 195, 211) m

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.