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JOY Garland

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : JOY Garland
JOY Garland

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
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Home Decor
Wall Hanging
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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 ...

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