Gnomes, the fundamental earth spirits, are so often unappreciated. Completely different than the colorful garden gnome statues, these gnomes help maintain the earth, keeping the land fertile and helping to prevent earthquakes. This shawl pays homage to the humble (or not so humble) gnome. Beginning with garter stitch representative of plowed land, the border features twisted stitch “roots” on a reverse stockinette background. “Minerals,” in the form of beads may be added at the knitter’s discretion.
The pattern is charted only and includes twisted stitches. The method and placements of the increases are not detailed. It is left up the individual knitter.
The use of stitch markers for marking the center of the shawl and the border repeats is recommended.
Sizing -- Pattern as written includes 3 sizes (6, 7, & 9 repeats of the roots pattern). Size can be adjusted as desired by changing the number of garter stitch rows. Stitch count at the end of the ga