Wicker Stitch Gift Case by Deborah Tomasello
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Wicker Stitch Gift Case

Knitting
November 2015
Premier Cotton Fair
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 1 inch
in 10 sts/inch, but gauge isn’t critical and depends on yarn and needle size used. Swatching recommended.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
50 - 200 yards (46 - 183 m)
TBD by knitter Tissue Holder finished dimensions: 3” x 5” Sunglasses Case finished dimensions: 3” x 6”
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This lovely, crisscross design is fun to knit, and it creates a sturdy fabric for both the gift wrap and the repurposed after-project. The small size makes the perfect wrapper for an earring box or other small gift. It repurposes to conveniently carry tissues in your purse. The larger size can wrap a larger jewelry boxed gift, like a bracelet. Of course, you can adjust the dimensions to achieve any size you desire. Because the wraps are knit using cotton, after the gift is opened the wrapper becomes the perfect, non-scratching sunglasses case or tissue holder. Work it in a neon yarn, and the items will be super easy to find in your bag!

What better way is there to present a hand-knitted gift item than in a hand-knitted gift bag? The thoughtfulness that went into the knitted gift can be extended to the gift wrap, and this will enhance the recipient’s happiness and appreciation. Well-planned presentation adds to the joy of the gift-giving experience for the gifter as well as for the giftee. And who among us has cleaned up all that expensive wrapping paper after a holiday celebration and not thought about the wastefulness? We live in an age when people are growing more concerned and conscientious about environmental issues and the need to avoid pointless waste. Stash busting, another ecologically sound and responsible choice, is an important feature to consider when knitting gift wraps, as well. Use stash, yarns left-over from other projects, or reclaimed yarn from discarded garments and turn them into beautiful gift wrappings.

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