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Year of Gnomes: Epic Kits

Year of Gnomes: Epic Kits

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When Sarah from Imagined Landscapes told us she was announcing 2022 as Year of Gnomes, and that she was having a Make-A-Long, we were Gnuts about that and  joined the party!

We're making our gnomes from our worsted weight, Epic wool because we love the  size of Gnome you can get, when you upsize your yarn. Our sample shown is Gnutmeg, the ADVENTure Gnome who ended up being approximately 13" tall  from the top of his grey striped hat to the bottom of his black boots. He has a very generous 16" waist  circumference just above his black belt. 

Gnomes come together fast when you use worsted weight Epic wool yarn on 3.75 mm needles.  

Here's the details:

What is the Year of Gnomes?

It’s a party. A community. A bit of fun. (Actually, a lot of fun) It's run by Sarah from Imagined Landscapes and River City Yarns is thrilled to be part of it! We're donating prizes for the draws and to enter a draw, you need go to Imagined Landscapes web page! to enter your gnome. 

It's a very simple KAL with simple rules:

  • You can make any number of gnomes from any Imagined Landscapes pattern. Use your stash or buy a curated EPIC Gnome kit.
  • You can enter one gnome made in each month for a chance to win quarterly prizes
  • There’s a special prize category for people who make a gnome every month in 2022.

You can join the party at any time in the year, and you don't have to be an expert knitter to make a gnome—in fact it is a great way to learn new techniques as Sarah has videos and tutorials for all the gnome bits. The possibilities for this KAL are e-Gnome-ous! 

What's in an Epic Gnome Kit?

We have created our Epic Gnome kit in four palettes, one similar to the colours Sarah is using, and three colour variations of that neutral palette. We've also tucked in a wee bit of special Gnovelty Gnome embellishments to each kit to add fun and magical charm!  Work through the yarn in your kit and add a ball or two of RCY Epic yarn as you need more.  Looking for extra fibre for beards?  Check out our beard embellishment yarns here. 

 

Each kit includes

  • 4 colours of Epic wool (worsted weight, 100% Peruvian wool). You get 4 x 100 gram balls (100 g / 3.5 oz, 194 m / 212 yds) in three natural colours plus an accent colour   
or the new Woodsy Gnome kittwo 100 gr balls of Epic yarn plus two 50 gr skeins of Epic (1 handpainted skein of "Into the Woods" dyed by Ancient Arts plus 1 skein of Natural Epic yarn).
  • A wee package of magical embellishments

    You'll also need

     

    Adaptation - Frosty the GnomeMan

    Gnomes come in many shapes and sizes, and we've turned our SnowMan, Sure Shot Frosty into Frosty the GnomeMan using an Epic Yarn kit "Doing it in Denim"..and some stash embellishment yarn, felt and beads, etc. Barb's pattern adaptations, including the mitten instructions are on Ravelry here.   Oh and consider making a few Jolly Juniper Trees for the front yard of your winter Gnome wonderland! 

    Freedom Gnome Kit Details:

    • 1 x 100 g / 3.5 oz ball of Epic in Faded Denim (194 m / 212 yds), 100% Peruvian Highland Wool 
    • 1 x 100 g / 3.5 oz ball of Epic in Harvest Gold (194 m / 212 yds), 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
    • 1 x 50 g / 2.75 oz skein of Epic in Natural (100 m / 109 yds) 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
    • $15 from the sale of each of these kits goes to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. 

    If you want to make a Freedom Gnome like we did, you will also need:

    • One of Sarah Schira's gnome patterns:  Imagined Landscapes on Ravelry
    • 3.75 mm / US 5 knitting needles for working a small circumference in the round. You will need double pointed needles or Flexi-Flips to make i-cord. Note: these gnome patterns may be written for a fingering weight yarn and we made ours in a worsted weight, using larger needles. No changes/modifications were made to the pattern instructions.
    • Stuffing
    • toothpick and dab of glue for flag 
    • Flag instructions:  With yellow yarn cast on 7 stitches using long tail cast on. Knit 3 rows in garter stitch. Switch to blue yarn. Knit 3 rows in garter stitch and bind off.  Weave in ends. Weave toothpick along edge and insert in place. A small dab of glue will keep the flag in place. Let your gnome wave that flag!

     

    Note about yarns from our website: Photographs aren't perfect; they don't capture the texture and feel of the yarn. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product. If you would like assistance with selecting a colour or an opinion/advice on finding a good yarn for your project, please feel free to give us a call.