This December, unleash whimsy and playfulness. I’ve crafted an experience full of gnomes, surprises, and fun! That’s right, it’s a holiday mystery gnome knitalong! Come celebrate Longest Gnight with the gnomes ✨

You’ll get an email every day from December 1st through 24th. On some of those days you’ll open it up to find a clue – a small bit of knitting instructions for the next step in the gnome. The other days will bring charming stories, special treats, and a recipe or two for traditional gnomish delights. After the 24th a few more surprises will come your way but all the gnome knitting clues will be done.

🎁A gnome named Gnova has just moved to the Grimblewoods and is worried about making friends while young Gnewt is taking over the handmade gift exchange this year. What can possibly go wrong?🎁

How do I take part?

  1. Purchase the Gnome-Made Gifts pattern on Ravelry or Payhip. 
  2. Gather your supplies: Find your stuffing. Have fun with yarn: order a kit from one of our amazing participating dyers, or use your own minis or leftovers. (Colour choice help is in the PreKAL PDF you can download once you’ve purchased the pattern.)
  3. That’s it. You’re ready for December 1!

Buy on Ravelry

buy on Payhip

Key Dates

Dec 1-24: daily updates (all gnome-knitting clues released by Dec 24)

Dec 24: entry form (for Instagram entries) and finished gnome thread (for Ravelry entries) open

Dec 25-31: more updates sent, dates are a surprise

Jan 4: last day to enter for a grand prize

Jan 6: prizes announced, clues integrated into a single pattern

Skills Used

•knit and purl

•working in the round

•k2tog, ssk

•kfb, M1L, M1R

•3-needle bind-off or grafting


LOTS of tutorials help you with all the steps!


These creative folks have all seen the finished gnome and know the secrets. They’ve put together great colour combinations they are excited to see you turn into gnomes.


The Loopy Ewe

Miss Babs

Marianated Yarns

Queen City Yarn 

Emma’s Yarn – available in select local yarn shops, some of which sell online

Beautiful Syster – project bag maker partnering with Emma’s Yarn 

Dream in Color – available in select local yarn shops, some of which sell online


Lamington Lass



Ancient Arts

Baa-realis Fibre


Alte Künste

Das Mondschaf


Tricot & Stitch

Cloudberry Yarns


Yarn Therapy


Glenheaven Knits

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.