16 November 2015

Pattern: JOY garland

JOY garland by Kathleen Dames

JOY garland on Ravelry $7 (no account necessary)

Let everyone know that a knitter lives here (or a knitter loves someone who lives here) by hanging a sign on the door! JOY is quick to knit and employs some clever use of i-cord and garter stitch. If you can knit, increase, and decrease, you can add a little holiday joy to your home (or office).

This is a perfect pattern for the beginner who wants to master basic increases and decreases OR for the experienced knitter who wants to explore some simple but clever techniques for a joy-ous result. Letter templates to craft your own holiday message are included.

I smile every time I come to my apartment door when this is displayed. Plus, the bells on the points make a happy jingling sound when the door is opened (maybe don't put it up on a door that is opened too many times a day?), and if you've seen It's a Wonderful Life as many times as I have, you know what happens when a bell rings!

JOY garland by Kathleen Dames

What you'll love about knitting JOY:
  • garland is created in one "go" with almost no finishing
  • if you can knit, increase, and decrease, you can have your very own knitted garland
  • perfect project to knit from stash

What you'll love about displaying JOY:
  • your very own knitted garland!
  • make a long version of the small size to hang on the tree
  • add the large one wherever you need to spread some joy

Size/Finished Measurements
S [L]; 3¼ x 2-inch [8½ x 4-inch] triangles; small five-triangle garland is 31 inches long, large three-triangle garland is 40 inches long

  • Plymouth Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yds [183]/100g): Red, 1 skein
  • US8 (5.0 mm): double-pointed needles (DPN) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Three [five] 9 [15]mm jingle bells
  • White felt
  • Fabric glue or sewing thread and needle

16 stitches x 16 ridges = 4 inches square in garter stitch

Skills Needed
  • casting on
  • binding off
  • knitting
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • working i-cord
JOY garland by Kathleen Dames

Everything you need to create your own beautiful JOY garland is provided in the professionally designed (by me!) pattern, including letter templates to create your own message.

Lovely knitters who purchased this pattern when it was originally released should have received a message from Ravelry that the updated version of the pattern is now in your library. Don't miss the special customer coupon code!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!

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