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JOY garland

Knitting
December 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
50 - 200 yards (46 - 183 m)
S, L
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The best way to let everyone know “A knitter lives here” (or “A knitter loves someone who lives here”) is to hang a sign on the door! Inspired by Elizabeth Zimmermann, JOY is quick to knit and employs some clever use of i-cord and garter stitch. Consider it 21st-century Christmas Fiddle Faddle. If you can knit, increase, and decrease, you can add a little holiday joy to your home (or office).

Pattern includes instructions for making small and large garlands, as well as templates for cutting out felt letters to spell JOY, PEACE, MERRY, CHRISTMAS, HAPPY, HANUKKAH, NEW, and YEAR.

Materials needed:
Plymouth Encore Worsted or similar worsted-weight yarn
US8/5.0mm pair of double-pointed needles
tapestry needle
white felt
fabric glue or sewing needle and thread
jingle bells
My original pattern, of course

Skills needed:
Casting on
Binding off
Knitting
Working i-cord
Increasing
Decreasing