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.
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
9] *Knit 2 together, knit 2 stitches.Repeat from * to end
11] *Knit 2 together, knit 1 stitch. Repeat from * to end
13] Knit 2 together until the endThread yarn through the 3 remaining stitches and sew up the Oakie.
mmmm....now 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.