How to Make Your Wreath

The Wreaths are made using Pure Merino Roving.

It is the most wonderfully soft, natural fibre, but can bruise very easily if you over handle it, so be conscious of how you proceed, and remove any jewellery that could cause snags.

The videos are recorded in real time, but please watch at your own pace, pause when you need, and take your time.

Candy Cane Christmas Wreath

  1. Make a slip knot using the red roving. This is your first stitch.
    Secure the white roving into the stitch behind the loop. This will make changing the colour easier for you as you go.
  2. Put your thumb and forefinger through the stitch.
  3. Pass the tail around the frame, up through the centre, to form a loop on your fingers, then behind the frame, and over the top. Pull this tail through the 2 loops you are holding to form your new stitch.
  4. Repeat step 2, but using the tail from the white roving. When joining in a new colour, be careful not to pull too tight, just keep a slight tension in the yarn. You want the stitches to look full and cosy!
    Make a second stitch from the white roving.
  5. Change back to the Red, and make 2 more stitches.
  6. Alternate colour every 2 stitches.
  7. It doesn’t matter how many stitches you do (it will depend on the size you create) but if you started with red, you will need to finish with white, to complete the candy cane effect.

Cosy Knit Christmas Wreath

This wreath is made following the stitches made by knitting- but with no needles! Each stitch is created with just your hands.

  1. Make a Slip Knot. This is your first stitch.
  2. Create a chain stitch by pulling the tail through the stitch with your fingers. Then add another chain by pulling through the stitch you just created. This gives you a foundation of 3 stitches to start your piece.
  3. Working back into each of these 3 stitches, create 3 loops by pulling the tail through each stitch. These become your 3 working stitches.

The most important thing to watch in the video, is where your tail yarn is passed in relation to your metal frame. It can either go OUTSIDE (outside of the whole circle), MIDDLE (in between the wire circles) or INSIDE (inside the centre circle of the frame)
By following this carefully, you will ensure that your roving hugs the wire frame inside and out, securing it properly, and giving it fullness.

  1. Place the piece on top of your wire frame, on the left hand side as you look at it, so your last working stitch is OUTSIDE the hoop. This is now Stitch 1. The middle stitch is stitch 2, and the 3rd stitch, in the centre of your wreath, is stitch 3.
  2. Make a stitch in stitch 3, taking the roving from the OUTSIDE.
  3. Make a stitch in stitch 2, taking the roving from the MIDDLE.
  4. Make a stitch in stitch 1, taking the roving from the INSIDE.
  5. Make a stitch in stitch 2, taking the roving from the MIDDLE.
  6. Make a stitch in stitch 3, taking the roving from the OUTSIDE.
  7. Make a stitch in stitch 3, taking the roving from the MIDDLE.
  8. Repeat steps 6 to 10 until your wreath is full, and you have 40-50cm of roving left. You should be able to get through one cycle of steps for each section of the wire frame.
  9. Join your work in a circle by using the tail of your roving to pass up through the first stitch you made, and then through the first of your working loops. Pass under the V of the second stitch and into the second loop, and repeat for the third stitch.
    Turn your wreath over and secure the ends by weaving them into the back.

If you have a felting needle, you can secure the back and any loose fibres using this.

Hang your wreath either directly onto a panel pin, or by adding a ribbon.
It also looks great as a table centre, or propped on a shelf or mantel piece!