Wednesday, 17 November 2010

When the lantern child changed jobs

Math gnome minus

The lantern child decided to change jobs he wanted to do something else holding the lantern made his arms hurt. So he donned his cape and pulled on his supergnome suit and became minus. Currently he is waiting for his fellow gnomes to join him but they should be with him soon!

The pattern

Very easy to knit all you need is some left over DK weight in 3 colours (suit (dark blue, supergnome belt light blue and skintone) a wine cork (1 makes 2 dolls).

Body

Cast on 20 stitches
Knit 1x1 rib for 4 rows
knit stockingstitch in lightblue for 5 rows
knit 5 rows in darkblue in stocking stitch
knit 1 k2tog to end k1
change to skin colour knit 7 rows in stocking
K2tog to end break yarn leaving a long tail and draw up trough the remaining stitches pull tight.

To seam the doll together start at the top of the head with a mattress stich when you get to the colour change weave the yarn trough the last row of skintone stitches stuff and pull tight to create the head.
Change the yarn to the body colour and finish seaming the doll. stuff the part made of stocking stitch and finish of the body with half a cork. I find they stand much better than when you knit and stuff the entire body.

Hat

cast on 20 knit 5 rows in stockingstitch
* k1 k2tog k to last 3 stitches k2tog k1
purl *
Repeat these two rows until 3 stitches remain break yarn leaving a long tail seam the hat up and use the tail to secure it to the head

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