Here is a super quick knit, as I am on a never ending quest to find a use for icord (and that thing that happens when you twist your knitting in the round… I need an actual use for this). This is a cute tree, made very quickly. Attach it to a card or a gift, and it can then hang on a tree as a keepsake.
You will need:
- DK yarn in green
- 4mm double pointed needles (2)
- Darning needle
- Beads with a large enough hole to pass the needle through
Cast on 3 stitches.
Knit. Slide all the stitches to the end of the needle.
Knit the next row, pulling the yarn across the back of your work.
Continue in this vein until you reach 20cm (or longer).
Bend your icord back and forth as shown. Taking your yarn tail, stitch up the centre seam. Stitch through the icord, then a bead, then the icord, then a bead – and so on. Basically the best instruction is to eyeball this and go with your gut. Make sure it gets smaller on one end for the top of the tree. At the top, place a bead, then create a loop of yarn before passing back into the bead. Tie a knot to secure your loop at the top. Pass back through the beads as far as you can, and trim the tail off.
Attach to a card or a gift…. or make a whole swag of them as a garland.
Tomorrow is a slightly bigger project, so I felt justified in giving you a super quick knit today. Enjoy.