Never Not GnomingImagined Landscapes
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
Ornament: 5?ǥ / 12.75cm high
Medium: 5?ǥ / 12.75cm high
Large: 8.5?ǥ / 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