Today I want to share one of my very favorites ways to make garland! I started making these a few years ago, right after I learned to make a knitted I-cord. I've given a few away as gifts and I've kept a few for our own decorating.
This is my very first. A winter themed garland full of snowflakes, winter birds, icy blue felt balls, pom poms, and wooden buttons. It fits in nicely with the snowy theme we have happening in our dining room. I have a second one in the doorway.
This is a more recently made one, that I shared a peek of the other day. It's full of Cristmas-y colors, purchased ornaments, snowflake needle felted wool balls, clusters of wool yarn that are made up of my scraps, crochet snowflakes, even some crochet stars that I picked up a few years ago at an antique store. You can simply stitch on anything you'd love to see in a garland. I just used a matching colored thread to the knitted I-cord, spacing my little ornaments out evenly along the strand. Simple and fun!
This is my very favorite corner in our house right now. I added some of the pillows I have for sale in there just for good picture taking sake. :) One of them I will actually be giving away tomorrow as part of Where Woman Creates 12 Days of Giveaways!! If you haven't checked this out yet, you really must! Some really great designers are offering some really great gifts!
If you'd like to make your own I-cord garland -- this is a great video I just found for knitting an I-cord with 3 stitches. The instructor in the video is using two double pointed needles, I prefer to use my circular needles. Remember the trick is that you never turn your work! It's fun the way you knit, knit, knit, slip... you'll see!