Sunday, September 21, 2008

Gnomie Homies

This lovely and simple pattern by the talented Carle for an Oakie Gnome came in useful after Lady Autumn requested them as a special gift to the kinder classes when she visits in early October...word on the street is that more homies are on their way and should arrive just in time for the festival!
If you want some for your own nature table, here is the pattern based on 3.5" needles and fingerweight left over wool yarn ( can be felted for extra sturdiness too):
Cast on 15 stitches
knit 5 rows
Purl 1 row
knit 3 stitches and cast off 9 stitches
knit last 3 stitches (creates opening)
knit 3 stitches then turn around to cast on 9 stitches,
turn again to knit last 3 stitches ( closes opening and you are back to 15 stitches)
knit 2 rows
*knit 2 tog, knit 3 stitches. Repeat from * to end
Purl 1 row
*knit 2 tog, knit 2 stitches. Repeat from * to end
Purl 1 row
*knit 2 tog, knit 1 stitch. Repeat from * to end
Purl 1 row
knit 2 together until the end
Thread yarn through remaining stitches an sew up Gnome. Pop an acorn inside to form the head. Voila!

Here is Lady Autumn on her last visit to the children of Ocean Charter School. She blows in to visit the children each year and shares a gift from the garden with them whilst whispering a 'secret' to be kept in mind through the winter.


mamakopp said...

Those gnomes are darling!!!! And Lady Autumn is enchanting :) I am gonna try to make some of these little guys.

kat said...

oh just make me a gnome please. i don't want to be forced to nick one the next time i'm at your home.

lady autumn looks a tad "i'm going to toss you in my stock pot dearie" in that pic ;-)

Carle said...

I see you have this message on the right handside of your blog

"Want to share this? Please spin a yarn and ask first! All original content and work are lawfully protected, so if you feel the need to share them elsewhere, please credit where you found it!"

Please could you give my blog the same level of respect and instead of coping my pattern I would have much prefered you to link to me.

Im sure you did not intend to offend me and I can see through your writings that you are a good person. But I am taken aback.

I wish you well

~Phoenix~ said...

Dear Carle,

Gosh Carle, I offer you this public apology as I did not know where the pattern originally came from. A crafter friend gave me a piece of paper with the instructions but no 'from where' and we made them to give to each kindergartener this year. they are not being sold and just for gifts to the children from Lady Autumn. I am happily linking to your blog and will add you my favourit links under the Waldorf category. Many splendid knitting evenings and little happy faces were the result of your lovely pattern!

Carle said...

Hi Pheonix,

Thank you so much for your kind words and validation. I am so pleased that Lady Autumn is sharing them with the children.

Please tell Lady Autumn so do so as often as she wants for all the children she meets.

[Appology for you - I struggle with my ego, sorry and thank you for being so understanding of my journey and need for love]


PS - I love your scarves and felt work!

~Phoenix~ said...

thank you for stopping by and posting. your blog is lovely and I hope you stay in touch here!

Carle said...

Yeah! Your work is stunning, I will come and visit and drool at your talent. :-)