Didn’t these corks make cute gnomes?
What about people like Captain Kirk, Spork, McCoy, Scotty, Wesley, Tasha Yar, Deanna Troi, Q, Borg…et al to stage a show–time to explore strange new patterns, seek out new ideas and projects…Who knows? Some of these “cork people” may just show up in someone’s stocking this holiday season.
These corks are terrific for kids to play with. They are just the right size for little fingers, stand up easily, and are very portable and decorative! Turn a shoe box into the bridge, toss the figures in the box to carry them along, and a child (and even us) may entertain himself/herself for an hour or two while waiting in a doctor’s office, a bank…
The original Korknisse by Manne was in Norwegian. Sadly to say, the page is no longer found on the web.
This knit-in-a-round pattern fits a small wine cork which we’ve accummulated thousands over the years. It’s knitted with thick yarn in US 5.5 and US 2.5 needles.
Cast on 15 sts. Knit k1p1 cuff for 2 rnds. Knit stockinette for 3 rnds. Cast off.
HAT: Cast on 15 sts. Knit k1p1 cuff for 2 rnds. Knit stockinette for 2 rnds.*k2tog, k3. Repeat from * till end of rnd.k 1 rnd.*k2tog, k2. Repeat from * till end of rnd.k 1 rnd.*k2tog, k1. Repeat from * till end of rnd.k 1 rnd.k2tog till end of rnd.Draw the thread through the remaining sts.
NOTE: Adapt the number of stockinette rounds between decreases to accomodate a large cork.