Hand embroidery takes this simple knit cardigan from plain vanilla to spectacular. I've saved two or three patterns I could embellish like this. (Okay, I probably have a hundred patterns I could spiff up like this!
Free Knitting Pattern for Shawl Collar Vest - This easy circle vest by Jennifer Miller can also be knit short as a shrug. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Great for multi-color yarn. Pictured project by Telse