Here is a fun twist on a traditional gift basket… use a homemade felted wool bowl. My mom came up with this mitered square design bowl this past summer and we have since both made several. I love how the squares come together. It is also cool how this ‘square’ design ends up in a perfect bowl shape once stretched over a round tin or bowl. Gotta love felting!
We will have the knitting pattern and directions available shortly in our Crafting Club patterns. Although we have both made several of these bowls, we still consider this pattern to be in beta testing. We would love some of our registered users to give it a try and provide us with feedback and any questions before we finalize the pattern. It takes me about 2 dedicated evenings of knitting to whip one up. It uses a simple garter stitch but there are decreases and you have to pick up stitches so I would say that it is above a beginner level but really not hard at all once you get the hang of it.
What to put in it? I dressed up some of jams we made all summer long with a bit of gigham check fabric. I just cut out a circle of fabric with pinking shears. I unscrewed the jar rim without breaking the seal on the lid, centered the fabric on top and then replaced the rim.