Dec
22

Deck Your Gifts with Yarn!

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We are days away from handing over our handmade holiday gifts. Just because we’ve finished knitting and crocheting these, though doesn’t mean we’re done with yarn play. Adding a little fiber-y touch to the packaging of presents makes for a sweet statement of time spent thinking out your gift’s recipient. Here are 5 ways to incorporate yarn into your wrapping this holiday week!

Put a hex on it.ย Or a hexaGON, as it were. I love the hexi granny shape, and a single motif (paired with velvet ribbon) makes a great topper for a gift. I used Sheep(ish) yarn, and the motif pattern by my designer friend Nicole, from Yarnspirations.

 

IMG_4176Make it un be-weavable.ย Wrap yarn 15-20 times around package; using a tapestry needle and contrasting yarn weave over and under the wrapped yarn for as many rows as desired.

stocking copyKnit a wee stocking for it. Part ornament, part adornment a small knitted stocking is an adorable addition to any package. This version will hold a set of double-pointed needles, a couple of colored pencils, or even a candy cane. Get the pattern here.

 

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Put a pom on it! I used the Clover Pompom Maker, and worsted-weight yarn paired with some Midori ribbon to decorate this pressie.

 

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Let your fingers to the knitting. A finger knit strip, folded and sewn into a flower shape makes for a cheery presentation for any present! Learn how to finger knit and get project directions for this adornment in my book, Finger Knitting Fun.

Happy wrapping!

xx,
Vickie