Following on from Wednesday’s post about our customer Dorothy’s marvellous knitting. We wanted to share her step-by-step guide helping you create your own festive fluffy pom-pom.
You will need:
- Cardboard (the side of an old box works just fine)
- Pen or pencil
- Tumbler glass
- Two pence coin
- Place the tumbler on the cardboard and draw around it to make a circle. Repeat to make a second disc.
- Place the coin in the centre and draw around it to create an inner circle on each disc.
- Cut these out to create two doughnut shapes, with a little slice cut out of each.
- Put the discs together with the gaps lined up. This space allows you to easily wrap the wool.
- Begin wrapping your wool around the cardboard. Don’t wrap it too tight.
- Continue wrapping until the cardboard is covered in a few layers of wool. The more layers you build, the fluffier your pom-pom will be. Once you’ve wrapped it round enough, cut the wool and tuck in the end.
- Start snipping through the wrapped yarn all along the edge of the ring. Be sure to cut every strand. Sharp scissors with a small point make this bit easier. As you cut the wool, be careful not to let the cut pieces slip out of the opening in the middle.
- When the edges are all snipped, cut a length of wool and tie it around the middle of the pom-pom – between the two layers of cardboard. Pull the yarn as tight as you can without snapping it.
- Pull off the cardboard and use your wool to create a loop for hanging.
- Trim off any untidy edges.