I was musing the other day after my finger knitting kit post about how much I love the texture of finger knitting and how it mimics the gorgeous chunky knits I've been seeing everywhere. Suddenly, boom!, the idea of a finger-knit wreath hit me and absolutely had to come to fruition. What a beautiful way for your kiddos to lend a hand with making holiday decorations. And, bonus, it's a wreath you'll want to hang for years to come.
This wreath is a perfect way to wrap up my Five Fabulous Finger-Knitting Project Series! Don't fret though, it's not the last time you'll see a finger-knitting project from me. To see all the projects, click on the button below.
Also, if you make the wreath neutral, you can change ribbons and embellishments with the seasons. This would look great with fall leaves, Easter pastels, spring flowers, etc. It's as easy as weaving something new in to the yarn and styrofoam.
Here it is!
Two styrofoam wreaths. (The ones I found at Michaels weren't round, so I just put two of their forms together)
150 yards of chunky yarn to make a whole lotta finger knitting24 gauge floral wire
Next, you need to thread the floral wire through your strand of finger-knitting. This is much faster than it sounds so don't let it stop you. Make a loop and twist in the wire so it is easier to thread without getting caught on the yarn.
For ease, you may want to work with the finger knitting bunched on the wire and then stretch it out as you apply it to the wreath. For this you need the amount of wire to be flexible.
I simply held two wreath forms together, flat sides facing. If you found a round one, that that will work on its own.
Condense the strands on the inner side of the ring as you go.
Cut the strand an inch or so below that point.
Pull out the extra little bits of cut finger knitting until you have the four loops (the ones that would be around your fingers). As you pull out a row or two you'll get a length of yarn again. Thread the loose yarn that you've pulled out through the four loops as if you were ending a strand of finger-knitting.
Or, try a bunch of red berries.