Sunday, December 22, 2013

High Time for More Korknisse

I've made some Korknisse in the past (3 and then 5), and I think that these little cork people are adorable.  I had plans to make more, but I never got around to it.  Initially the thing blocking me was the lack of corks, but then I received this stash from a bartender friend:

Now the only thing stopping me is actually casting on and knitting up some little cork buddies.  I used up a lot of remnant KnitPicks Wool of the andes (10 g - 22 yards) to create 4 korknisse on size 2.5 (3.0 mm) knitting needles.

I decided that as written the outfit was a little short.  After the first one (purple outfit on the left in the picture above), I added a stockinette round to both the the "sweater" and "hat".  I secured the outfits to the corks with a tiny piece of glue on the back.

Now all we need to do is to create a little village for these Korknisse or add hooks to the back of the head and hang them from a tree.  Merry Christmas!