This garland uses one whole ball of yarn per pompom. Fortunately, you do not need to wind the yarn onto a pompom maker… because that would take forever! You simply use the ball of yarn as is.
You Will Need:
- For the pompoms: 1 ball of aran-weight acrylic yarn in the following colours: spice, teal, bluebell, aspen, fondant
- 2 metres (2 yards)
- gold ribbon, plus extra ribbons for decoration
- Wrap a 50cm (20 in) length of yarn around centre of ball. Tie tightly. Wrap and tie again, this time with a double knot.
- Cut through loops of yarn on one side. There will be really small loops in centre of the ball, so make sure you snip all of them.
- The ball of yarn now looks like a giant tassel. Cut through loops on other side. Shake ball to leave a messy mass of yarn.
- Trim any long strands so ball looks pompom-like. Keep ties round centre separate. Use ties to fix pompoms to ribbon.
This garland is shown above an unlit fireplace for display purposes only. Acrylic yarn and an open fire are never a good mix!
From Pompomania by Christine Leech (Quadrille, £10) Photography © Joanna Henderson