Knitting Instructions

This craft is a family gift based on Psalm 139:13-14 “You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Your child will complete a tube knitting project on the loom provided and then fill the ornament with the knitted tube and the verse. I am happy to answer questions or help as needed!

-Mrs. Winfrey

TUBE KNITTING:

Your knitting project is already started. Complete the project using this pattern.

  1. Take the yarn that is hooked in the slot on the tube and begin wrapping from the inside of the loom in a clockwise motion around each popsicle stick in number order 1-4. You can see the pattern by looking inside the loom. Be sure the second loop stays above the bottom one.
  2. After wrapping #4, put the yarn back in the slot to hold it while you “chain off” this round.
  3. STARTING WITH #1 – pull the bottom loop up over the top loop and OFF the popsicle stick. Continue this process for 2, 3, 4. (A single loop should remain on the stick.)
  4. Give the “tail” of your yarn (hanging from the center) a gentle tug to keep your knitting snug.
  5. Unhook the working yarn from the slot and repeat the process again.
  6. Continue this pattern until you have about 8 inches of working yarn remaining.
  7. To end your project, run the end of your yarn through each loop left on the popsicle sticks to close the stitches. You can tie a knot to help if needed.
  8. Cut off the rest of your yarn to use as your hanger.
  9. Write your name below the verse on your verse paper.
  10. Carefully remove the silver top of the ornament.
  11. Insert your tube knitting through the hole.
  12. Roll up your verse & name paper and stick it into the hole.
  13. Squeeze together the prongs on the top to reinsert them into the ornament.
  14. Add your last piece of yarn as a hanger.

This website has a great written and video tutorial on tube knitting.