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In the depths of Grimblewood forest, tucked away under rustling pine and spruce trees, you’ll find the Grimblewood gnomes: an eclectic and kindly bunch, ready to welcome anyone who rambles their way. From Gnorri, the skilled gardener tending to the Ancient Oak, to Gnoddy, who loves a cup of acorn and chanterelle tea, here is a charming circle of gnomes to knit and befriend
The book is available for preorder right now and I’ll have more details as we get closer to our September publication date! Right here, right now is all about announcing and doing happy dances.


  • Discover all the materials and notions you need, as well as all the necessary know-how, including how to block, stuff and assemble your gnomes to create their distinct personalities.
  • Each gnome of these 8 gnomes has their own distinguishing features: choose from hats with earflaps, cablework, tassels or whimsical curled tips; choose outfits with colourwork details, stripes or cabling; create majestic beards with corkscrew curls or delicate loops, or even add some beard pockets!
  • Suitable for confident knitters, the book contains all the necessary colourwork and cable charts, along with Sarah’s ‘Chart of Everything’: the ultimate guide to calculating the yarn weights you need for each and every gnome.
  • Every gnome is made in two weights of yarn fingering (4-ply) and light worsted (DK/8-ply) so you can knit your chosen new friend in a small or medium size. Or both!
  • Advice is given on how to adapt your gnomes to make them child-friendly, if you wish to make friends for the little ones in your life.
  • A German version will be published at the same time.
  • 4 of the patterns were written with mix-and-match hat and bodies to allow for improvisation and play.

Links for Preorders

The book will be available for bookshops and yarn stores to order. Talk to your local shop about carrying it for you – I’m a big supporter of buying locally and supporting the passionate experts we have in our communities.