Whit's Knits: Felted Christmas Trees »
InstructionsFor the Felting Method I used 2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda for a small wash load, instead of the Soap. After one cycle, check for size. My trees took 3 wash cycle repeats, before I ran the rinse and spin cycle.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Cute, Whimsical, Holiday
Felting Yarns Reynolds Lite Lopi, Valley Yarns Berkshire, Paton Yarns Circular and Double Point Needles, Size 10 I bag of Polyester Stuffing Tapestry Needle
What was your inspiration?
My inspiration came from wonderful tutorial I found in the blog Purl Bee
http://www.purlbee.com/felted-christmas-trees/. The yarn choices came from a Christmas Card I received from a Family member.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud of trying and accomplished creating French Knots, which I 've never made before. The trees needed quite a bit of these and I was patient enough to finish them without pulling my hair out.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
First of all you need to make sure you use the correct Knitting Needle Size for the yarn of your choice. I used #10 for the yarns I used, Reynolds Lite-Lopi and Valley Yarns Berkshire. Also, find a good video or instructions on how to make French Knots. Happy Holidays!!!