Announcing a new feature on my blog: Holiday Hints for Handmade Gifts!

Throughout the next month, I will be posting a selection of projects to make for the people on your list. Giving a handmade gift is like sharing a little bit of yourself with the ones you love. πŸ™‚

Today’s Holiday Hint theme: Scarves! So easy to personalize, and they always fit!

Don’t let the name of this fool you, the Boyfriend Scarf is great for anyone. It is simply constructed by stitching long strips of felted wool sweaters together. Pattern available in my book, Warm Fuzzies.

The Tween Hooded Scarf, also from Warm Fuzzies, is for those big kids that are “too cool for school” or maybe “too stubborn to wear a coat”. It’s basically a felted wool hood with an attached scarf. I would’ve loved this to wear ice skating when I was a kid!

One last Warm Fuzzies scarf: the Shibori Scarf. Are you familiar with Shibori Felting? It’s a really fun technique that adds amazing bobbly texture to an otherwise flat felted knit.

The Foliage Scarf, from Sewing Green cover fame, is a great felted wool scrap user-upper. Making a brown, orange and red autumn version is on my list!

Last year I whipped up this Scarflette when I found myself wearing a scarf in our chilly house and was tired of it dragging in my soup. πŸ™‚ The simple how-tos are in this post from last January. (free!)

My Felted Heart Scarf, originally made for a Martha Stewart Show valentine feature, is still a favorite of mine. And, lucky for you, the free video instructions are still available on her website!

I mentioned the Spot-On scarf last month when it was featured in the Fall ’09 issue of Stitch Magazine complete with instructions!

And finally, an oldie but goodie and freebie: The Winter Floral Shibori Scarf. I designed this for way back in Winter ’06 for a feature called Frankenknits.

Phew! Eight scarves…is that enough variety to give you some ideas? I hope so! Stayed tuned for more Holiday Hints coming your way next week!