Never Not Gnoming
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This is the original gnome pattern from Sarah Schira that started our gnome knitting obsession. It includes detailed instructions and tips on the best way to stuff your creation.

Whimsical, dapper, endlessly delightful. I find making them so addictive that my teenaged son started to joke that I needed my own hashtag: #nevernotgnoming. Once I started I could hardly stop, and soon I was improvising ways to make them faster and simpler. You'll get three gnome patterns in one: a small gnome ornament, a medium gnome that stands, and a larger gnome to rule whimsically and benevolently over all other gnomes. You also get 2 beard styles - horizontal and vertical.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 44 rows = 10 cm in stockinette in the round

Finished Measurements:

Ornament: 5?g / 12.75cm high

Medium: 5?g / 12.75cm high

Large: 8.5?g / 21.5cm high

Materials Used: Approximate yardage in fingering weight yarn (with a 15% buffer):

Colour 1 (Hat): small/medium (large) 13 yd. / 13m (27 yd. / 25m); approximately 3 (7)g

Colour 2 (Body): small/medium (large) 24 yd. / 22m (48 yd. / 44m); approximately 7 (14)g

Colour 3 (beard/nose/hands): small/medium 8 yd. / 8m (15 yd. / 15m); approximately 2 (4)g

Colour 4 (Bottom of ornament size): 3 yd. / 2m; approximately 1g

Notions: yarn needle, stitch marker, poly pellets for Medium and Large gnomes, small amount of stuffing

Needle Size: US 2 / 2.75mm and US 2.5 / 3mm DPNs, or size needed to get gauge

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions & Charts. Ravelry download code for PDF version

Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate