Nordic Christmas Gnome | PDF Knitting Pattern
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I love Scandi Christmas decor and enjoyed creating my very own Nordic-inspired Gnome. For this design, I fully embraced my love of stranded colourwork and the result is a fun knit and beautiful gnome that will look gorgeous on any shelf. He also features a long, floppy hat complete with tassel and a soft natural mohair beard.
The body, hat, head & nose are all knitted separately and then assembled. Comprehensive video tutorials are included to help you achieve the best result possible (especially if you've never worked with mohair locks before!)
The finished gnome measures 18cm from base to head (hat is additional). Purchase a Kit & make a gnome just like the one pictured!
Technique & Skill Level
As with all of my patterns, I've presented it in a clear and easy-to-follow format - you'll find a mixture of written instructions and charts (for the stranded colourwork). The gnome is knitted flat on two needles.
Other techniques used are basic shaping (increasing & decreasing).
Video tutorials for attaching the mohair beard & stitching on the nose & head are also included, along with a photo tutorial for creating the tassel.
3mm straight needles or your preferred style
Body & Hat: Bellissimo 4 Merino Extra Fine
Yarn A: 1 x 50g ball in Dark Red or Navy
Yarn B: 1 x 50g ball in Silver
Head & Nose: Woolganic Merino 4ply
Yarn C: 1 x 50g ball in Grapefruit Moon
Or equivalent yarn that meets gauge
I used natural washed, undyed mohair locks from Stokesay Mohair Farm in Victoria (you can also purchase a Complete Knitting Kit from us that includes all of the materials used in the original gnomes).
You'll need natural mohair locks 12-15cm length, approx. 12g per beard.
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