Flotta Nisse/Gnome/Tomte/Elf by Elizabeth Lovick

Flotta Nisse/Gnome/Tomte/Elf

November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in UK dc; US sc
4.0 mm (G)
250 yards (229 m)
base about 11 cm /4¼" square height about 38cm /15"
both US and UK
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A gnome, nisse (in Norway) or tomte (in Sweden) is very much like a house elf. They will help in the house and farm, and protect the household, but only when respect is given. Originally designed to be included in yarn bombing the Orkney island of Flotta, guarding the church door and the community tree, this nisse will spend the Christmas season inside or outside. It is also a useful doorstop.

An acrylic yarn is best if your gnome will live outside.

100g DK yarn in red
a few yards DK yarn in flesh
a few yards DK eyelash yarn in white
4 mm (US G/6) hook
750 g rice in waterproof bag
polyester stuffing
pair 8 mm black dome eyes or black yarn for embroidering eyes
1 x 2 cm bell if required.

base about 11 cm /4¼“ square
height about 38cm /15”

about 22 dc (US sc) to10 cm /4”
tension is not critical, but will affect the final yardage and size