Magazine article Sunset

Simple Wool Throws

Magazine article Sunset

Simple Wool Throws

Article excerpt

HOLIDAY PROJECT

A quick stitch turns colorful flannel and yarn into beautiful gifts

Few things are as nice as a warm throw on a chilly winter day. These brightly colored throws-which make great holiday presents-are easily handcrafted: All you do is add blanket stitching to finish the wool's raw edge. We made ours from generous 60- by 46-inch and 60- by 60-inch pieces of wool flannel, taking advantage of the 60-- inch width of most wool flannel fabrics. Remember that approximately 1 1/2 inches will be lost on each edge when the blanket stitch is completed.

TIME: 4 hours for a 60- by 46-inch throw

COST: Varies with the size of throw and type of wool flannel-from $25 per yard

MATERIALS

* Wool flannel fabric

* Iron

* Pins

* Tapestry needle

* Needle threader (optional)

* Midweight yarn

* Fabric scissors

DIRECTIONS

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