You will need
1 For each canister (we used 400g food tins) you will need to make 11 separate ropes using your French knitting doll. Each rope must be 24cm in length. Try to use a different colour for each rope. This project is a great way to use up all your oddments of yarn. Fasten off each rope securely when you have finished each length, but do not cut the yarn off at the beginning and end of the rope at this stage.
2 Place the ropes together to make one length, making sure you alternate the colours. Using a tapestry needle, join the ends of the yarn at the beginning and end of the ropes to secure. Weave in any loose ends of yarn afterwards and cut away any excess yarn.
3 Spiral the rope around the tin. As you work, catch the ropes together with neat hand stitches using a matching coloured sewing thread. Continue in this way until the canister is completely covered and the ropes form a solid cover.
Text and image source: Ideas magazine