In this chapter of 80 Handmade Gifts book, we have 20 projects from jewelry to home decor - there is something for everyone!
Maggie Bag, Caliope Bag, Carrie Bag, Courtney Bowl, Carly Napkin, Ciara Scarf, Arianna Earrings, Kimberly Necklace Cowl, Nina Shawl, Iris Mobius Cowl, Chelsea Washcloth, Khloe Bowl, Vivian Small Nesting Basket, Cassie Medium Nesting Basket, Eve Large Nesting Basket, Lani Jar Topper, Mia Bracelet, Donna Necklace, Paulina Necklace, and Bridget Bracelet.
A narrow strip of knit lace is easily attached to the edge of fabric with strategically placed picked up stitches at the end of each repeat. This is a fantastic opportunity for knitting on fabric to elevate a bandana into a fancy headscarf, a gift wrap for a homemade cake or a set of beautiful lace edged napkins.
A skinny scarf is a great introduction to learning a new and interesting stitch pattern. The openwork makes a beautiful scarf which can also be worn as a headscarf or sash belt.
Kimberly Necklace Cowl
This cowl is light and airy but the layers trap warmth nicely. It is a cinch to knit up with icord and pretty little flowers made from a clever combination technique of picots.
A reversible combination of stitch patterns adds an interesting geometric design to this washcloth. Make a spa themed gift set with hand knit washcloths, organic bar soaps and some relaxing tea.
If you can make a hat, you can make this visually stunning bowl. A completely hardened, lace knit stitch makes such an interesting home decor accessory. Filling it with contrasting colors really makes the lacework pop. Adding gold leaf to the rim would elevate the elegance or try spray painting the entire bowl with metallic paint.
This is a variation of a lariat necklace. It is wrapped twice around the neck for an adjustable choker-style. Knots and beads are added to the ends for texture and drape.
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