Hi there fellow Craft Lovers!!!
Janelle here from A White Farm blog or you may know me as A White Style over on Instagram?…anyway I love nothing more than a good DIY project to sink my teeth into…ok…I love nothing more than baking…and painting things…and blogging things…and feel super special today to be guest posting over here in gorgeous Lincraft world!! Hope you enjoy!!!
So, I’m just popping in today to share what is fast becoming one of my fave knitting projects.
It is easy as. It is quick to whip up. And, most importantly, it will look fab hanging about in your home well after you have finished!! Have gotta love that!!
I first decided to knit up one of these wall hangings one Sunday afternoon after months and months of gazing at, admiring of and just plain WANTING all of these beautiful weaves that so many creative and talented people have been sharing on social media etc. I have been hoping to learn this gorgeous craft for ages now but have just not managed to get around to it yet. I have plenty of little, and big! spaces on my walls that could really benefit from the lovely and warm textural feel that weaves, macrames and the likes have the ability to provide and, quite frankly, not the largest amount of patience!! So, one day it occurred to me to do a little experiment with my trusty knitting needles and some off cuts of yarn and see what could evolve.Oh. Yes. I liked. I loved. And I thought you guys might too!!
So when the lovely peeps at Lincraft sent me this scrummy delicious would-you-look-at-those-colours!! yarn we thought it would be fun to create and share a special knitted wall hanging for you guys to dig your crafty little needles into. Yes?? Yes!!
Now to be honest anyone who can cut a plain and purl row on their needles is more than capable of not only following this pattern but quite easily making up your own. That’s what I actually love most about knitting these you can make them any size you want…any ply/texture you like…and any stitch combination your little knitting heart desires!!
However if you like the look of this one just follow along to these instructions and you will sooner rather than later have a beautiful textured piece of art of your very own making to adorn your walls with.
OK…let’s do this…..
DIY Knitted Wall Hanging
Lincraft Allegro Yarn
InstructionsUsing black cast on 26 sts Knit 4 rows Change to Grey and knit 2 rows Purl 1 row Change to Black and purl 1 row Knit 1 row Change to cream and knit 1 row Purl 1 row Repeat last 2 rows once Change to black and knit 1 row Change to grey and knit 6 rows Purl 1 row Knit 1 row Purl 7 rows Knit 1 row Purl 1 row Knit 1 row Change to cream and knit 3 rows Change to grey and knit 2 rows Change to black and knit 2 rows Change to grey and purl 1 row Knit 1 row Repeat last 2 rows twice Change to cream and knit 2 rows Change to black and knit 1 row Change to cream and purl 1 row Knit 1 row Purl 2 rows Cast off loosely in knit
Done!! Well, almost…
Using your black wool start snipping off strands approx 65cm long to use for your tassels. You will need quite a few.
Now take your strand of wool and fold it in half and poke the folded bit through the cast off stitches of your knitted piece, one stitch per one strand of yarn. Then through the loop you’ve poked through pull through the two end strands and pull until its fastened to your knitted piece. You have one tassel. Now add a few hundred more!!! (Not quite!!)
Once you have all your tassels threaded through you will want to give it a little hair cut to shape it. I suggest hanging it up to do this as it makes it heaps easier. I tend to just do this purely by eye no measuring needed, just keep stepping back now and again to check how your hair cutting is going.
And that is it!! Well done you!!!! Now if you like you can sew in the threads all up the sides…I have left mine, I kind of like that look. I also used the two threads that were hanging at the top of the piece to hang it up by. You could very easily just thread more yarn through the top corners and use that. Or you could simply skip the casting off step and thread your stitches onto a stick or pipe or piece of dowel…anything you may have laying about really!! I have used pieces of driftwood before that we collected from the beach and love the look of that!
So…I shall now leave you and your needles to it. I hope you enjoy this pattern.
I would LOVE to hear if you try it…and would really love to SEE any that you make up too!!!
Thanks for playing with me!!