However you can make fantastic decorations with sewing and knitting. We've shown you how to make an advent calendar, a Christmas bauble and how to use ribbon and cinnamon for a simple decoration. To knit this tinsel we are going to knit a scarf almost, of 5 stitches in width. But with a little twist. I must stress I'm very new to knitting, and I suffer from "sausage fingers" and even I managed this project!
Now our wonderful COO has shown me how to make tinsel by knitting! you will need:
Can Can knitting yarn.
Double Knitting Pins. 4mm
Can Can yarn comes in a ball like other yarns, at first glance it looks like a thick cord.
However when you tease it open you find it's more of a ribbon of mesh.
Casting on with Can Can is simple.
Just slide one needle through the yarn on one side.
Slide the second needle UNDER the first THROUGH the loop it's made in the yarn.
Slide the second needle through the yarn about 3cm along from the first loop in the first needle.
Just like this. Slide this new loop off the first needle, it should now be on the second needle. Repeat this for all five stitches.
Keep up this process until you run out of yarn and you should have a beautiful length of tinsel, or indeed a scarf.
These lengths of tinsel look beautiful in any colour, and make fantastic boa style scarves for the new year.
You can also knit up multiple lengths and twist them together for this beautiful candy cane effect.