Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Knitting Wreath (Dow)

Found this festive Christmas wreath on the Dow site!

Christmas Knitting Wreath

Designed by: Annabelle Keller
Typical Project Completion Time: 2-4 hours

Materials Needed    

STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
Balls, 12 each: 2"; 1-1/2"; 1-1/4"; fifteen 1"
Wreath, 12" x 1-1/4" x 3/4"

Other Materials:
Spray paint, metallic gold
Sport-weight yarn, 1-3/4 oz. balls, two each: hunter green; cranberry red; cream
Knitting needles, one pair each: cable; #10, 9-3/4" long
Gold-tone stitch holder
Railroad board, 8-ply, 22" x 28" sheet
Cloth-covered floral wire, 18" length
Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
Thick, white craft glue


  1. Trace foam wreath twice onto railroad board. Cut out shapes and glue to front and back of foam wreath. To make hanger, fold floral wire in half and wrap around wreath ring to form loop; twist ends to secure.
  2. Completely cover wreath by wrapping uneven bands of yarn around board-covered foam. Secure yarn at beginning and end with thick glue; let dry. Note: If available, loosely clamp wreath in place to hold while wrapping; protect wreath with towel to prevent damage.
  3. To knit wreath "bow," cast on 20 sts. K16 rows red, K6 rows cream, K2 rows green, K6 rows cream, K40 rows red, K6 rows cream, K2 rows green, K6 rows cream, K16 rows red. Bind off. Spray paint all knitting needles gold; let dry.
  4. Gluing yarn at beginning and end with thick glue, wrap three foam balls of each size, except 1" balls, with a different color yarn. Wrap each group of five 1" balls with a different color.
  5. Refer to photo and use glue gun to adhere yarn balls to wreath. "Pin" bow to yarn balls on left side using crossed #10 needles at 10 o' clock position. Cross cable needles through a yarn ball on opposite side. Pin stitch holder to a third yarn ball.
If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:
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