Create an easy wreath in about an hour using the two finger knitting method to add a cozy touch to your home this winter.
Happy Wednesday! Are you enjoying the slower pace of January after the hustle and bustle of the holidays? I’ve been taking some time to relax this month and enjoy the twinkle of our Winter Nesting Tree.
January has been a very rainy and dreary month so far. . .a good time for an indoor craft project!
I’ve wanted to try my hand at finger knitting (pun intended ;) as it only requires your hands, yarn and it goes pretty quickly.
This simple wreath was an easy project for a novice finger knitter that I could do while watching TV before graduating to larger projects like scarves and blankets.
You can use the four finger method or two finger method of finger knitting. I used the two finger method for my wreath. With two finger knitting, you essentially weave your working yarn around your index and middle fingers until you have two loops on each finger, then pull the bottom loop of yarn over the top loop, then repeat to knit your chain.
I learned by watching the video above which is much easier to follow rather than trying to decipher diagrams and written directions which can seem more complicated than it really is. You can find the two finger knitting method / directions if you fast forward to 11:23 minute mark on the video.
I’ve never knit or crocheted before but after looking at the beautiful variety of yarn available, I decided I could easily be a yarn hoarder! Michaels had a beautiful selection of yarn but they were all out of white or ivory that I was looking for. I found my ivory chenille yarn at Walmart. I loved the chunky size and texture, but I’m partial to white fluffy things. 🐾🐾
There’s a bit of a learning curve using a chunky yarn to finger knit, as you have to keep adjusting the loops of the yarn so there is enough slack to allow you to pull the loops up over your fingers.
If you need to stop or take a break, you can use a pencil (or I used a wooden spoon) to hold your place until you pick it backup again.
For my winter wreath, I used a 16″ foam wreath from the craft store. I wrapped my knitted chain around the form, attaching it to the foam wreath with pins.
It took one 31.7 yard skein and about 1/4 of a second skein to cover the form.
Here’s what the wreath looks finished and hanging in its simple winter white glory.
I used a magnetic wreath hanger to attach it on the metal frame of the mirror.
My DIY Owl Ornaments that were a hoot to make, decided the wreath would be a cozy spot to nest for winter.
Whoooooo doesn’t like a quick craft project that you can complete in about an hour?
Are you a knitter or yarn hoarder?
I hope you’re staying warm and cozy in your nest this winter. ♥