Gnimble is a reporter for the local newspaper, “Gnome News is Good News”. (And can’t we just agree that it is a marvellous fact that gnome news really is good news?) He enjoys talking to local sources (although gnomes call them friends), finding out the latest scoops (like “Little Gnipper eats triple-scoop pumpkin cream cone!”), and writing articles.


Gnome News is Good News is a pattern that features self-striping yarn! That’s right, I’ve put my thinking cap on and come up with a design that plays with stripes. Because of the way he’s worked, variegated yarn will also work! You’ll also need an accent yarn and a beard/nose/hands type yarn.

Want more help with yarn? (Of course you do!)

The preKnitalong information PDF that is available right now when you buy Gnome News Is Good News has colour advice.

Use code “GoodNews25” to get 25% off the pattern until April 18!

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Participating Dyers

These dyers have seen the finished gnome and have put together sets of yarn for you. Knowing the secret details and having expert colour sense means you can rely on them to guide you to gnomish happiness. They’ve got great taste! Click their names to see their combos.


Area 51 Fibres – Self-striping

Sea Turtle Fiber Arts – Variegated 


Emma’s Yarn – Both

Geektastic Fibers – Both

Knitterly Things – Self-striping 

Leading Men Fiber Arts -V ariegated 

Marianated Yarns – Variegated 

Miss Babs Hand Dyed Yarns – Variegated 

Woolens and Nosh – Self-striping 


CloudberryYarns – Variegated 

ScreamingColours – Both

Wintertagtraum – Variegated 


glenheavenknits – Both

Heathermaid – Both

The yarn I am using is the Daffodil kit from Woolens and Nosh. The Woolens and Nosh kits were put on preorder earlier this month and are already sold out.


If you’re shopping for minis, you’ll need three 20g minis of fingering weight yarn. You’ll want:

    1. 20g self-striping or variegated
    2. 20g solid or semi-solid yarn, possibly subtly speckled but keep this calm so your self-striping can strut its stuff
    3. 20g for hand/beard/nose-type uses.


April 18-29:  clues released

June 16: last day to enter for prizes

Skills Used

      • knit and purl
      • working in the round
      • short-rows
      • provisional cast-on
      • grafting
      • kfb, kfb-M, M1L, M1R, pfb
      • k2tog, ssk
      • i-cord

Do any of those skills make you feel like 😵‍💫? You know I’ve got the video tutorials to make you feel 😎