JOY Garland

from Kathleen Dames

JOY Garland Pattern


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Knitting: JOY Garland
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




Home Decor


Wall Hanging

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • increase
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

The best way to let everyone know "A knitter lives here" (or "A knitter loves someone who lives here") is to hang a sign on the door! Inspired by Elizabeth Zimmermann, JOY is quick to knit and employs some clever use of i-cord and garter stitch. Consider it 21st-century Christmas Fiddle Faddle. If you can knit, increase, and decrease, you can add a little holiday joy to your home (or office).

Pattern includes instructions for making small and large garlands (including how to work i-cord), as well as templates for cutting out felt letters to spell JOY, PEACE, MERRY, CHRISTMAS, HAPPY, HANUKKAH, NEW, and YEAR.


16 stitches x 16 rows = 4" in garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 31/40" long, 2/4" deep triangles


  • 50-200 yds worsted weight yarn
  • US8 double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • felt
  • fabric glue
  • jingle bells

About Designer

About Designer

Kathleen Dames on

I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need of a sweater) fix in t'other.

Though I didn't realize it at the time, I've been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn ...

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