Mystery Gnome knitalong - Sept 7-Oct 6

Another mystery gnome wants to join the fun! Gnellie doesn’t like pina coladas or getting caught in the rain. Nope. If it’s raining, Gnellie is at the coffee-shop with a good book. Her hobbies include knitting, hiking, and doing reading challenges on Instagram. 

The Oh, Gnome You Didn’t pattern will feature a simple-to-knit gnome who’s got whimsical style coming out of her ears! Gnellie is ready for autumn and has details that make me smile. It’s my husband’s favourite of all my designs so far.

About 5.5” / 14cm tall, Gnellie is smaller than Gnatalie was for the first MKAL, and uses simple stitches. I’ve broken the pattern into more clues this time. We’re going to keep the surprises coming!


  • Saturday, Sept 7 – first clue
  • Thursday, Sept 26 – last clue and FO thread is opened
  • Oct 6 – last day to enter finished gnomes for a chance to win a prize


When you buy the pattern, you’ll be able to download a PDF with information about gauge, colour recommendations, and a detailed schedule of clue releases. There is a [chatter thread][1] leading up to the MKAL where you can ask questions and show off your colour choices.

As I release new clues, the system send out emails to your PayPal address and PMs to your Ravelry accounts to let you know there’s a new file to download.


There will be lots of help along the way – video tutorials, help in the KAL thread, and Instagram Live sessions where you can ask questions!

  • knit and purl
  • working in the round on DPNs
  • i-cord
  • kfb, M1L, M1R, M1P
  • k2tog, ssk, p2tog
  • picking up sts
  • Kitchener stitch aka grafting


Have a look at my other gnomes for a sense of what they tend to look like, but rest assured that Gnellie is a design that is simple and will look great in any three colours that make you happy. More info on colours and suggestions can be found in the PreKAL info PDF.


You’ll need 20g minis or leftovers for Colours 1, 2, and 4. You will also need about 10 yards / 9 m of Colour 3 for hands, etc.


The following dyers have seen the finished gnome and have put together sets of 20g minis for you to order. They’ve got great taste!

Black Sheep Dyeworks

I knit my version of Gnellie using Clove Multi, Lettuce Tonal, and Marigold

Das Mondschaf

Kitty Pride Fibers

Anzula Luxury Fibers 

Note: Anzula does not do direct sales, but they are working with Swatches Yarn Store to bring you their 5-mini packs for this project. The people at Swatches would love to help you pick a pack of minis to use. They accept phone and email orders.

Swatches – Fran & Melissa

(559) 435-2813