Christmas Gnome

Christmas Gnome

Scandinavian Version of Santa

I see so many hand knitters making Gnomes and they are as varied as they are adorable! I wanted to make a machine knit one so searched for a pattern and found one by Caroline O’Toole. I loosely did as she suggested but made a lot of significant changes and left parts of her pattern out. Mine came out a different size because of the different yarn used but I think he’s pretty handsome! I wrote down my pattern notes and they are in the pattern section if you want to try your hand at it. Thank you, Carolyn, for your pattern and inspiration!

Crimson and Lace

Crimson and Lace

Close up of details on the bottom

I wanted a fall jacket and went to my stash looking for a magenta. I had just seen a lovely sweater in magenta and thought I needed one. But, alas, I did not have enough of that color so chose this red color instead – thus the title. I did the body of the knitting in a mock seed stitch. I made a double bed stockinette hem, some garter rows, a band of lace and more garter rows to give a special feature on the bottom. The neck band is full needle rib tuck and I put one stitch in from the edge on the ribber out of work, to give a nice edge to the band. Gives a nice, tiny rolled edge. It is knit on the standard gauge machine with a light 3 ply yarn. I only have the one size written now, and it is posted under patterns. Maybe after my vacation to see my lovely sister, I might write up a couple more sizes and post them on here if anyone is interested. Now I need some fall weather – that has not arrived in CO yet!