I looked at the pattern and it has a gap between the legs. Do you mean a gap between the first knitted 10 stitches and the second 10 stitches? After the 2nd piece is completed and you cut the working yarn and knit the two pieces together,from the skein, one whole piece should be the end result. I tested it, followed the instructions and it is actually on the second row the gap closes up well. Hope this helps. Now I have two little gnome legs, what shoould I do with them? Knit them little socks ?