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Summer gnomes (gonks) Knitting Pattern

Summer gnomes (gonks)

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Laura Telfer-Williams

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 4 / 3.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Gonks aren't just for Christmas! Say hello to our knitted summer garden gnomes

We adore this sweet pair of knitted gonks and think they’re the perfect make for a warm summer’s day. Whether you create them to display or to gift to a friend, they’re quick to make using just a few simple shaping techniques. Why not knit a whole village of gnomes to celebrate the season in a rainbow of different shades? We can’t wait to see what you create!

Click here to find all our glorious gonks and gnome patterns in one place


Complete: 21cm tall

What you'll need

Yarn: DK, shades (A) Green, 30g, (B) Yellow, 40g, (C) Brown, 10g, (D) White, 10g, (E) Pink, 10g, (F) Flesh, 5g
Needles: 3.5mm
Tapestry needle
Safety toy stuffing
Wool roving: white, approx. 10g

Stitches and skills used

How to cast on
How to knit
How to purl
How to cast off
How to increase (kfb)
How to decrease (k2tog)

Meet the designer

Laura Telfer-Williams knits gorgeous toys, including glorious gonks, like this one. She has been crafting ever since she was small and we love her cute characters. If you enjoyed making this pattern, we think you'll enjoy making Laura's Gardening Gonk. View all of Laura's patterns here.

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Stocking Stitch

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