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Tiny Festive Tomte Gnomes


Sometimes you just need a quick little project to use up those little left over bits

of yarn and to take a break from the umpteen unfinished projects you have on

the go. I’m sure that’s not just me ;)

These little gnomes were my version of a Christmas cards for the wonderful

people I work with. I’m proud to say, they were very well received and knitted

up in no time!


Yarn:

For these little gnomes, I used a selection of left over bits of novelty yarns and DK weight yarn. I did notice that my little hats in DK were slightly smaller than those in novelty yarn. I assume that would be due to my tension not being as tight with the latter. They still resulted in very cute little gnomes though :)


The yarns used in my samples were:

10g Sirdar Snuggly DK biscuit 494 for the noses.

20g James C Brett Faux Fur H1 for the beards

10g Sirdar Snuggly DK Flamenco 242 (Red)

10g Sirdar Snuggly DK Flamenco 242 (Red)

10g Sirdar Snuggly DK Cloud 487 (Grey)

10 g Sirdar Snuggly Bunny Puppy 312 (Novelty Grey)

10g Sirdar Snuggly Bouclette Silver 12 (Novelty Grey)

10g Sirdar Snuggly Bunny Lamb 310 (Novelty White)


Needles:

3.5mm straight needles


Other supplies:

Toy stuffing

Tapestry needle

A small amount of holiday cheer!


Size:

11 cm tall


Abbreviations

[ ] x times: Knit the instructions between the brackets x amount of times.

; rep from to end: Repeat the instructions between the * and ; until the end of the row.

st(s): stitch(es)

K: knit, if followed by a number, knit that amount of stitches

P: purl

St st: stocking stitch: alternate a row of knitting and a row of purling.

G st: garter stitch: knit every row

K2tog: knit two stitches together knitwise.

P2tog: purl two stitches together purlwise.

Kfb: knit in the front and back of the stitch, creating an increase.


Body:

Using DK yarn cast on 8 sts.

Row 1: [Kfb] 8 times. 16 sts

Row 2 and all even rows: P.

Row 3: [K1, kfb] 8 times. 24 sts

Row 5: [K1, kfb , k1] 8 times. 32 sts

row 6-20: St st 15 rows

Cast off. Using mattress st sew along the side seam.

Close the cast on edge and stuff.



Hat:

Using DK yarn cast on 36 sts

Row 1-8: St st 8 rows.

Row 9: [K4, k2tog, k3] 4 times. 32 sts

Row 10-12: St st 3 rows.

Row 13: [K3, k2tog, k3] 4 times. 28 sts

Row 14-16: St st 3 rows.

Row 17: [K3, k2tog, k2] 4 times. 24 sts

Row 18-20: St st 3 rows.

Row 21: [K2, k2tog, k2] 4 times. 20 sts

Row 22-24: St st 3 rows.

Row 25: [K2, k2tog, k1] 4 times. 16 sts

Row 26-28: St st 3 rows.

Row 29: [K1, k2tog, k1] 4 times. 12 sts

Row 30-32: St st 3 rows.

Row 33: [K1, k2tog] 4 times. 8 sts

Row 34-36: St st 3 rows.

Row 37: [K2tog] 4 times. 4 sts

Break yarn and thread through rem. sts. Pull tight

and fasten. Using mattress st, sew along the side seam.

Fold the cast on edge inwards towards the 4th row and

secure with running stitches to create a small hem.


Nose:

Using Biscuit cast on 8 sts

Row 1: [Kfb] 8 times. 16 sts

Row 2 and all even rows: P.

Row 3: [K2, kfb, k1] 4 times. 20 sts

Row 5: [K2tog] 10 times. 10 sts

Row 7: [K2tog] 5 times. 5 sts.

Break yarn and thread through rem. sts. Pull tight and

fasten. Using mattress st, sew along the side seam and

stuff. Secure the nose to cast off edge of the body.


Beard:

Using James C Brett Faux Fur 14 sts

Row 1-2: St st 2 rows.

Row 3: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. 12 sts

Row 4: P.

Row 5-10: Repeat rows 3-4. 6 sts

Cast off and secure to the cast on edge of the body,

underneath the nose. Stuff the hat and position over

the body, slightly overlapping. Secure with running stitches.





© Copyright 2024 Cilla Webb - Cilla’s Purls No part of this pattern may be reproduced or sold without consent.




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