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"Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it." ~Polly Berrien Berends

Friday, 26 February 2010

Gnome Oakie


I was inspired to make these by a posting on Welcome to Munchkinland Blog that led to Saartjeknits . Saartje knitted Korknisse ~ which are cork men knitted in 2 units [hat and coat]

My Gnome Oakies [Acorn men] are different as they are knitted all in one and take a few minutes to make.

Here is the pattern

double knit wool remenants on 3mm needles. This created a sturdy knit!

1] Cast on 15 stitches
2] Knit 5 rows
3] Purl 1 row
4] Knit 3 stitches cast off 9 stitches knit last 3 stitches.
5]Knit 3 stitches turn knitting around and cast on 9 stitches then turn knitting around again and knit last 3 stitches. = 15 stitches
6] Knit 2 rows
7] *Knit 2 Together, knit 3 stitches. Repeat from * to end
8] Purl
9] *Knit 2 together, knit 2 stitches.Repeat from * to end
10] Purl
11] *Knit 2 together, knit 1 stitch. Repeat from * to end
12] Purl
13] Knit 2 together until the endThread yarn through the 3 remaining stitches and sew up the Oakie. you need to find the perfect size acorn, I like the Gnome Oakie to stand, so for this you need to use a slightly smaller acorn.

Drop me a comment if you knit any, I would love to see your work.




S said...

ooo they are so cute!
Now to read a litle more about you and your family and then get heart making..

softearthart said...

OH how very sweet, cheers Marie

Tan Family said...

I love these! Very cute. It's been a pleasure reading your blog and getting caught up on what you and your family are doing. :)

Blue Skies & Dragonflies said...

very cool, & perfect for a fall nature table...

i am going to knit some up right now...thank you for sharing! :)

Anna Watts said...

These are absolutely adorable! When I saw them, I thought they were pecans. I am definitely going to have to make some of these!

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