Recently I have one with our big one Strickliesel tinkered. A great, simple DIYwhich both of us really enjoyed. And the result, the Strickliesel, is now frequently in use.
Whether on long car rides, in bad weather, or even to relax after a hard day, the “knitting” with the Liesel is one nice employment idea for kids (and parents).
I have to admit, I really liked it and I was very motivated to knit different cords. It is always nice to see, or to experience, how it “grounded” one, if one creates something with his hands.
Upcycling – new from old
For the implementation of craft ideas, I prefer to use our craft cupboard, Here I am amazed empty toilet paper rolls, small boxes, paper leftovers, paints, glue, packaging material, etc. Just from the latter one can tinker quite wonderful things, such as Animals made of cardboard, one Chestnuts ball track, or even one Pennant chain made of paper(Residues). I just love making new things from old.
Make Strickliesel yourself
That is needed
For a Strickliesel you need in principle only 4 things, plus later thread.
- Empty toilet paper roll
- Mind. 4 ice sticks made of wood
- duct tape
- A wooden spit (eg shashlik skewer)
So that the Strickliesel later looks pretty you can also
- Washi tape
bring to use. At the request of my son, we have painted our Strickliesel with red paint and after drying and gluing decorated it with blue washi tape.
That's how it's done
- Paint paper roll and ice stalks and then let them dry.
- Glue the ice stems equidistant around the roll. If you like, you can mark the spots in advance with a pencil and / or fix the stems with Tesa.
- For gluing it is best to use a strong adhesive tape.
- Now it's ready to go – or here Liesel decorates a bit …
Strickliesel – Instructions
When the Liesel is finished, then of course she wants to be used. How to do that I show you now with the help of pictures:
At the beginning, go with the thread from top to bottom through the Strickliesel and pull out a piece about 15 cm long at the bottom.
Loop the thread around the four stems at the top, always from the left around a stick. It is important that you do not pull the thread too tight. If you prefer something looser, then the knitting succeeds better later.
When you arrive at stalk number 1 again, the thread is now placed over the existing thread. Now with the chopsticks raise the lower over the upper stitch.
Always busy around, until at some point a result can be seen.