I had a friend ask me a while back about how to wrap a hand knit item as a gift. You put so much effort and time into knitting something that gift that it only seems right to wrap it up in a special way, too. I wrapped this Juneberry Shawl up for my mom, and she and I both love the song, "My Favorite Things" from the Sound of Music when Maria sings about "brown paper packages tied up with strings". I wrapped her gift up to remind her of that song and to re-use the wrapping the yarn came in when I first ordered it!
If you're giving a hand knit item as a gift, here are a few suggestions:
- Try saving the wrapping your yarn comes in. I often order yarn for a specific project and many companies and shops include fun wrapping. Re-use that wrapping for the finished object!
- Include a ball band to let your recipient know about the color name and fiber content of the yarn.
- Write out a care tag so your recipient knows how to wash or clean their knitted garment.
That's it! I always lean towards sweet and simple; just let the knitting do the talking and your recipient will love their new hand knit!