Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Pay-it-Forward Gift 2: Teeny Tomte

Teeny Tomte, knit from an Alan Dart pattern now lives with one miss Ren of Ren Knits. Knit on size 3 double pointed needles, he was knit from a combination of Berroco Pure Merino DK, Jo Sharp Silk Road Tweed and Sirdar Foxy (which I had to order from eBay UK because it has been discontinued).

These are a cute and easy knit project, although they are a little fiddly. I did as much as I could in the round to avoid having to sew as many seams which worked out really well for me. The Silk Road is a pretty soft yarn, not the best for seaming, so it helped on that front too. I kind of want to knit an entire army of these gnomes, they are so cute with their curly hats and bushy beards.

His tiny friend is a salt shaker, part of a set of tiny shakers given to us as a wedding gift. They were purchased at the MoMA Store in NYC, but I don’t see them on the website anymore.