- I think a garland of dreidel origami would be a cute way to decorate the house.
- Why not make a gelt bag to store your dreidel winnings – whether your coins are chocolate or otherwise.
- Fancy-up your Hanukkah gifts with this digital gift-wrap set.
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Enjoy our free knitting pattern for this easy, elegant, all-season wrap. You'll love wearing it on cool fall nights or paired with a coat in winter months.
The Billberry Bias Wrap is a timeless transitional piece that can be worn anywhere, with anything, all year round. Plus, it's a pleasure to knit. The pattern is the perfect introduction to lace knitting and the stitch shows off the yarn beautifully. Made with Brezo yarn—a luxurious blend of wool, mulberry silk and linen—it will keep you warm in air-conditioned restaurants and cool outside on a sunny day. A great travel item, the wrap fits into a small bag. You'll want to wear it as soon as you cast off the last stitch.
You may find that your stitches slip around on your needles because of the type of yarn and nature of the pattern. Some people find their yarn slips less if they use bamboo or wooden needles. Also, you may want to use point protectors or a rubber band when transporting your project to prevent the stitches from falling off your needles in transit.
2 Skeins of Americo Brezo (40% Wool, 35% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen)
100g/437 yards (400 m)
4 mm (US 6) size needles
Yarn needle or crochet hook
Note about the yarn: Brezo is available through Americo Original online and in select yarn stores. You can substitute for other fingering weight yarns like Americo's Fine Tweed or any fingering weight yarn from your stash.
20 inches (48 cm) x 85 inches (216 cm). This pattern stitch creates a fabric that lays on its bias. To measure, lay flat and hold measuring tape against outside edge.
Not essential—with most knitting projects it is important to do a gauge swatch, but there are times when you can skip this part. The results will still vary depending on your tension as a knitter, so if you're very specific we recommend that you knit a swatch in the stitch pattern and block it before you start your wrap.
K, k : knit
P, p : purl
k2t (slant to R): Insert the needle into the front of the 2 knit stitches from left to right. Draw the yarn through to the front knitwise, and drop both stitches from the needle.
YO : Yarn over—To create an extra stitch when adjacent stitch is a knit stitch. Bring the working yarn to the front and lay the yarn over top of the working needle in counter-clockwise direction.
Row 1: K3, (YO, k2t) to last 2 stitches, k2
Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2
Repeat these two rows.
Using 4 mm (US 6) size needles, cast on 101 stitches. Purl 2 rows. Change to pattern stitch and continue until work measures 85 inches (216 cm). Knit 2 rows. Cast off.
Weave in all loose ends. Block garment—your stitches will relax and the lace portion of your wrap will open up and flatten out—leaving you with a more attractive finished piece.
Americo Original is a Canadian yarn company and online knitting shop that features a high-end selection of yarns, textiles, custom knitwear patterns and accessories. Only natural fibers, produced especially for us in the Andean highlands of South America are offered, including luxurious wools, llama, alpaca, organic and premium cottons, linen, silk and cashmere. Americo's one-of-a kind runway pieces and classic styles for the hand knitter are created in our design lab. Americo is based in Toronto, Canada and ships internationally from their online store: americo.ca/shop.
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The day before Valentine’s Day is Galentine’s Day—a day to celebrate your best girlfriends. It's all about ladies celebrating ladies. Whether you choose to host a girls-only party, share some yummy treats or binge watch your favourite shows on Netflix, gather your girls together and give them a card that captures just what they mean to you.
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Add pattern to your floor without breaking the bank.
A rug can help define a space, ground a room and add much-needed colour and pattern, but they can be super expensive! So, we went on a search for fabulous but frugal rugs. With many budget-friendly options, these websites prove you don't have to empty your wallet to add some patterned goodness to your floors.
Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel has a sophisticated selection of rugs in a variety of patterns and colours. Afraid to order a rug online? Order a 12 inch by 12 inch swatch to try before you buy.
Our top pick: Olin grey striped dhurrie rug
West Elm’s offerings (in mostly muted tones) include a stunning selection of custom rugs. Want to see how the rug will look in a styled space? Click on the #mywestelm photos below the main rug images to see photos shared by West Elm shoppers.
Our top pick: Ashik wool rug.
This online-only shop has a huge selection of over 10, 000 rugs in endless shapes, sizes and patterns. With free shipping over $75 and an excellent return policy, you don’t have to fret over making the wrong choice!
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Land of Nod
If you are in the market for a rug for a child’s bedroom, playroom or family room, Land of Nod has your floor covered. Their selection of colourful, geometric and neutral floor coverings means there is something for everyone. You can order a small swatch to test a rug’s colours and pattern at home.
Our top pick: blue indoor and outdoor rug
They are known for their on-trend selection of geometric and kilim rugs in the prettiest selection of colours. Make sure you check back often for new styles.
Our pick: Pala textured loop rug
This site has over 200, 000 rugs in stock, with 75% off retail prices! Every rug includes free shipping and a 30 day return policy.
Our pick: Monaco rug (available in 10 colours)