Whether it's for Christmas or her birthday, any woman would adore getting one of these homemade gifts.
Tea and coffee lovers can never have too many mugs! You can decorate this mug to suit your friend's personality—stripes, polka dots or bows look adorable. Then fill the mug up with cookies and a few tea bags before wrapping it with cellophane and a ribbon.
Need a quick gift? Then make this pretty bracelet! It's super easy to make—no crafting skills required—and would look perfect as a part of an arm party.
Do you have a friend or family member who loves home decor? Then she will adore these pretty lotion and soap dispensers. They're simple to make and budget-friendly.
Add sparkle to a floral arrangement with this easy project.
The stylish lady in your life will love this homemade clutch! You don't need to be a sewing maven to make this bag. It requires minimal sewing. And you can make it any colour you want! We love grey and black because it goes with everything.
Every woman needs a little sparkle in her life! You don't need to be a crafter to make this cover. You just need a steady hand and a love of glitter!
While a lace dress might not be her style, a necklace made from a piece of lace will be a welcomed addition to her jewelry box.
Canadians know you need a cozy cowl to protect your face from the cold. Knit this cowl in a colour that will match her coat. Then she will be ready to face the snow in style.
Keep her ears warm by knitting her this pretty winter headband.
Photography by Davina Choy Credits: Photography by Davina Choy
On those cold, wintry days when you need something warm around your face, grab your knitting needles, hibernate for a weekend and knit up The Stone and Arrow Winter Set. Designed in bulky yarn, The Arrow Headband and The Stone Scarf come together in a snap. And with simple repeating patterns, they're perfect for confident beginners looking to expand their knitting skills.
The Stone Scarf got its name from its 3D texture, created by alternating knits and purls, that resembles a stonewall. The quirky stone-like bumps are tempered by a garter-stitch border and a slipped selvedge for a tidy edge.
• 2 balls (each 150 g/225 m) Schachenmayr SMC Tweed Montage* in Dusty Ranch (actual amount used for scarf: approx. 322 m)
• 1 7-mm knitting needle
*If you are having difficulty finding the Schachenmayr SMC Tweed yarn, try Noro Obi or Noro Kama. Both are available online and can be shipped to Canada. Both give very similar stitch gauge and have a nice gradual colour change.
Lana Gross Medio is also very close in colour. This yarn can also be purchased online, but be advised that the shipping costs may be hefty. Lana Gross Medio is thinner than what the pattern calls for, so if you decide to use this yarn you should cast on 34 sts instead of 24, and follow the pattern exactly as it’s written. The width will be roughly the same.
14 sts/25 rows = 10 cm/4 inches in Basket Welt Stitch
Basket Welt Stitch:
Rows 1 and 2: Sl1, k1 *p5, k5* repeat to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: Sl1, knit all stitches to end of row.
Rows 4 and 5: Sl1, k1 *k5, p5* repeat to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: Sl1, k1, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat Rows 1 to 6 for pattern stitch.
Width: 17 cm/6.8 inches
Length: 203 cm/80 inches
CO = cast on
k = knit
p = purl
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
* * = repeat instructions between * and * the number of times indicated
CO 24 sts.
Knit 8 rows in garter stitch, slipping first stitch at beginning of every row.
Row 9: K2, p all stitches to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat Rows 1 to 6 of Basket Welt Pattern Stitch until scarf measures 198 cm/78 inches.
Knit Rows 1 to 3 of Basket Welt Pattern.
Knit 7 rows in garter stitch, slipping first stitch at the beginning of every row.
Cast off all stitches and weave in loose ends.
Keep your ears warm and toasty by knitting this stylish winter headband.
Looking for knitting tips? Check out Sheep & Stitch’s guide on how to knit.
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