Friday, December 08, 2006

Countdown to Christmas: Knit your own Holiday Garland!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Above are examples of a few garlands I knitted last year. Each one is a bit different. They are fun, fast and easy to make. Finding the right yarn is sometimes a challenge. I wish I had kept the label wrapper from my favorite, but it doesn’t matter since I haven’t been able to find it here in New Jersey this year. You’ll need three skeins of yarn: two of the background color [a shaggy eyelash yarn works well], and one “fun” yarn like Lion Brand Fancy Fur that has bobble-like things that look like tiny ornaments when knitted up. Another good yarn is a paper flag novelty yarn, like one from Crystal Palace. Just use your imagination when choosing yarn varieties. To knit, use size 19 [26 inch] circular needles, cast on about 100 stitches with all three yarns [I know, I know, it’s a lot] and then just knit two rows of garter stitch for an almost instant garland. I got the idea from the Crystal Palace yarn website last year. So please, don’t use this pattern except for your own use. Here is their link.

Merry Knitting!



Welcome, I'm Lynne. You know me better as a 'new' Jersey Girl. But now I've moved once again, this time to North Carolina. Here I write about my thoughts, good food, and of course, dogs.

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