Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pom-Pom and Finger Knit Garland

I have a list a mile long of projects and crafts I want to try (that's a good thing!) and at the top of my crafty list was to learn how to finger knit. In addition, pom-poms are super big right now and I wanted to try my hand at that, too. So, I combined the two into one cozy and fluffy garland for our upstairs library hallway.



I choose a really thick, wintry yarn (Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Spice for reference).  I love the richness of that color in this area of our home since it plays off our inherited oriental rug so nicely.



 
I used the wonders of Pinterest to find the tutorials I needed; first starting out with the pom-poms.  (Full tutorial is available here.) 




Next, I tackled the finger knitting.  It was actually much easier than I thought and quite addicting.  I have so many ideas racing through my head for future finger knitted projects!  You can find the tutorial I used here.


 

The final step was to just tie the pom-poms onto the garland.  I just love the texture and the warmth of the wool seems perfect for decorating in Massachusetts in the winter!
















 
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10 comments:

  1. Love the cozy and fluffy garland!! So much fun! Thanks for visiting me and I just followed you back!

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  2. What a creative way to add some texture to a room! Thanks for linking this to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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  3. Finger knitting? I'm going to have to look that one up! Easy, you say? That's right up my alley!!!
    I love the colors you chose, it matches perfectly with your rug!
    Hugs and stay warm!

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  4. I have never heard of finger knitting, but now I'm going to check out the tutorial. Love the texture of it! I also love that cabinet.

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  5. This is so cute! I have never heard of finger knitting, but am very intrigued now!! I must check this out! Thanks for sharing!!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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  6. What a fun garland! I love pom poms, but I've never heard of finger knitting. I'm off to check it out!

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  7. I need to try this. Thanx for partying!

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  8. What a fun project and so beautiful hanging on your library cabinet! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

    Jody

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  9. I think that would be so cute as a scarf too! I love it!

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