A homemade scarf makes a lovely present -- especially if the giver doesn't have to spend weeks knitting it.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2002
Woven wool (18inches by 48 inches)
Start with a length of woven wool that measures 18 inches by 48 inches. Using fabric scissors, trim off the selvage.
Remove individual threads from the edges by carefully pulling them down the length or width until you have a 1 1/2-inch border all around.