Soft, shimmering yarns make the most of this basic pattern. We used two yarns -- one ivory mohair and one sequined novelty yarn. A simple technique called grafting is used to close the toe and heel, or you can hand-sew them closed using mohair yarn.
Needles: 4 double-pointed knitting needles and 1 tapestry needle. Adjust size to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch
Kid mohair yarn, in Snow (No. 250), and beaded silk and sequin yarn, in Snow (No. 250S); both by Artyarns, from Fabulousyarn, 845-757-4322.
Wool felt (WF23), 18 by 18 inches, in white, from A Child's Dream Come True, 800-359-2906.
Novelty wool fabric, in ivory, from B&J Fabrics, 212-354-8150.
Cup loose sequins (No. 34425), in Oyster White, and velvet ribbon (No. 02416), in Ivory; both from M&J Trimming, 800-965-8746.
Take your projects to a new level by learning a technique called embossing. Embossing is a technique used to create a raised, or 3-dimensional, image on a piece of paper. You can emboss store-bought stationery or cards, or you can make your own from card stock.
Channeling childhood summers on Cape Cod, crafts director Hannah Milman created a from-the-sea tree. Shells, sea stars, and sand dollars are dusted with glitter -- a single color, or two shades blended for an ombre effect -- or simply left as is. Naturally spotted tun shells sport sparkly stripes.