Nice to Gnome You

Summertime and the knitting is easy…

A gnome of the gnorthern reaches, Gnicki loves laughing in the midnight sun with friends. She’s easy-going, like a gentle summer breeze that cools you at just the right moment. Come on over – she’s started a campfire and has all the ingredients for s’mores tucked in her pocket at all times.

Loads of video tutorials mean you have help all along the way for any parts that you need help with.

Originally a mystery knitalong.

 

Skills Used
•knit and purl
•working in the round
•slipping stitches
•k2tog, ssk, CDD, p3tog
•kfb, M1L, M1R
•i-cord
•cabling
•picking up stitches
•wrap and turn

Yarn
Fingering weight held double (or DK – note that substituting DK will mean that the yardage amounts are different even though you can use the same needles)

The pattern is written for 4 colours, but Gnicki is a pattern to play with – use 2 colours held throughout, use scraps of leftovers and just swap the colours as you run out, play with self-striping and solids, etc.

•Approximate yardage fingering weight
(with a 15% buffer)
C1: 79 yd. / 72 m, approximately 17 g
C2: 70 yd. / 64 m, approximately 15 g
C3: 70 yd. / 64 m, approximately 15 g
C4: 70 yd. / 64 m, approximately 15 g

•Yarn Shown
4 mini skeins Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper (75% merino, 25% nylon); 92 yd / 84 m per 20 g skein; colours shown:
C1: Moonlight; C2: Koi Pond; C3: Poseidon; C4: Green Gables

Materials
•Needles
US 3 / 3.25 mm needles for working in the round (or size needed to get gauge), and smaller needles for picking up sts, e.g., US 1 / 2.25 mm

•Notions
yarn needle, 1 removable stitch marker (optional), a beginning of round marker, roving/polyfill stuffing, weighted stuffing like poly pellets/aquarium gravel/dried beans

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.