Friday, December 26, 2014
Using worsted weight yarn - my ornament measures approx. 3" across.
Use scrap yarns of any size, with knitting needles sized appropriately for the yarn you are using.
Wreath strands (make 3)
Cast on 3 stitches and knit an I-cord (see this video if you haven't knit I-cord before)
Knit for 8" and cut the yarn through and run through the live stitches.
For at least one of the three, leave a longer cast on tail and bind off length to use to make the hanger.
Take three 'ends' and tie a knot with all three lengths of yarn.
Then braid the strands to each other.
Tie the opposite three ends together.
Tie the beginning ends to the opposite ends to form the wreath shape.
Trim the 'four' (two on each end) shorter ends.
The remaining 'two' ends (one on each end) that is longer can be knotted to form a hanging loop.
Bow (make 1)
Cast on 3 stitches and knit an I-cord
Knit for 8" and cut the yarn through and run through the live stitches
Weave in both ends.
Cross the ends of the I-cord - sort of like this:
Then using spare red yarn, wrap the center of the loop over the top of the cross so that it looks a little like a bow... then seam your bow to the top of the wreath covering up the knots formed with the ends of the green yarns.