Leave Gnome Stone Unturned – December Mystery Gnome Event

This December, count down the days with a fun gnome event! 

Longest Gnight has been a favourite holiday among the gnomes of the Grimblewoods for centuries. The Gnome of the Gnorth brings light to every house on the darkest day of the year. He’s ready to leave on his important journey this year, but his friend Gnombleberry is missing. 

December Mystery Gnome knitting pattern from Imagined Landscapes Designs, featuring a snowy forest path with a blue and yellow gnome

What’s involved?

🍄a terrifically sweet gnome pattern delivered in small pieces

🍄fun extras like a story, recipes, and other surprises

🍄27 email updates (with the gnome knitting finished before the 25th)

🍄simple knitting to keep December fun – no knitting gymnastics required (see below)


Important Dates

Sept 13-27 – Loopy Ewe Countdown Goodie Sets on preorder

Nov 1 – pattern goes on sale and you can download a PreKnitalong PDF with key info and advice

Nov 1 – participating dyers from multiple countries offer mini skein sets – including Loopy Ewe yarn sets (but not goodie sets)

Dec 1 – the December Countdown Gnome Event begins!

click here to buy December gnome sets from Loopy Ewe

What is this preorder?

If you enjoy unwrapping surprises, this preorder is for you. (Note: unlike last year, the yarn and the goodies are sold separately.)

You get:

➡️ 12 wrapped and numbered goodies especially chosen to make this knitalong extra gnome-tastic! The instructions for when to unwrap packages is part of the mystery knitalong directions you will be emailed.  Click here!


➡️ Your choice of two mini skein kits (festive and winter) Click here!


To give Loopy Ewe a chance to wrap up and number all your goodies, preorders are open until September 27.

This is your only chance to get the Countdown Goodies sets. 

Remember, you will still need to purchase the pattern when it is available. The best way to know what I’m up to and to get the news is to sign up for my newsletter. Newsletter subscribers will get the best discount code, too.


A little info about knitting Gnombleberry

This December gnome will be a simple gnome in terms of both skills and fiddliness, because I want you to have maximum fun and minimum bother.

Skills Required:

-knitting and purling in the round

-picking up sts

-simple increases and decreases


As ever, there will be lots of video tutorials covering every step & skill I think you might need help with. Want extra reassurance? Check out previous gnome tutorial videos here and last year’s December Gnome here.

24 of the updates will arrive Dec 1-24, with three surprises saved for sometime Dec 27-31. For those of you who celebrate Christmas, the gnome clues will be complete on/before the 24th.