Luxury Holiday Garland by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Luxury Holiday Garland

November 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
15 - 20 yards (14 - 18 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for free.

With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to create something you could decorate your home with. It didn’t take long for me to realize that stars are perfect because they are universally appealing regardless of what holiday you celebrate, and if made small enough, one could easily knit 1-2 (or more!) of them in an evening. I made this sweet little garland using each of the yarns from Jimmy Beans Wool’s Luxury Fiber Sampler, but it’s also great for using up scraps of yarn you might have in your stash. Each star uses 15-20 yards of a Fingering, Sport, or DK weight yarn knit on US 2.5 needles (or whatever size you need to get gauge.) These stars are the perfect as ornaments, garlands, coasters, or any other use you can think of! They are surprisingly easy to knit with simple short row shaping (wrap and turns), and it’s even more fun when you get to knit with a variety of different fibers! The garland is created by connecting all of the stars together with a single crochet chain and I used decorative buttons to create loops for hanging on hooks, although it’s not necessary. I hope you have a very happy (and crafty) holiday season!