Weekly Fave! Colourful Garter Stitch Blanket

Most blankets take quite a long time to knit. But the Log Cabin Spectrum blanket from Purl Soho is a quick, interesting blanket to knit, due to its unusual construction, bulky yarn, and colour palette. This blanket is made by starting in the centre, working towards the perimeter by picking up stitches along the edges…

Weekly Fave! A Delicate Lace Wrap

When I owned a knitting yarn store, I met so many interesting and skilled knitters. I remember a woman probably in her 70s, who’s passion was knitting complex shawls in lace weight yarns. I so admired her skill, because knitting with lace yarns can be challenging, difficult on the eyes, not to mention time consuming….

Weekly Fave! For Blanket Lovers

My eye was immediately drawn to the strikingly beautiful colour palette of these knit blankets from Purl Soho. A blanket is one of my favourite projects to knit in the winter months. This Mitered Corner Blanket pattern is free, and why not imagine it in your chosen yarn colours and arrangement. The construction is unique,…

Weekly Fave! A Layering Vest

What a cool vest! It is one of the best layering pieces I’ve seen. The Ribline Vest looks like a turtleneck sweater, without the bulkiness of sleeves to tuck in under a jacket. Split side seams and twisted rib borders round out the details. The icing on the cake is the luxury yarn, 100% Cashmere…

Weekly Fave! Another Perfect Tee

I so love a good hand knit T-shirt, like this Contour Tee pattern offered at Purl Soho. It’s far more chic than the typical, bargain cotton T-shirt. Knit it in the round with bamboo yarn. To elevate the simple construction a few design details are worked in, interesting neck shaping, split hem, and the flattering…

Weekly Fave! The T-Shirt

Ah-h the T-shirt, a wardrobe staple. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t own a white T-shirt. Most of the time when I find that perfect T, for whatever reason I never again find a similar one. I think the solution is  knitting a T, like this one from Purl Soho. Purchase some quality yarn, the…

Weekly Fave! A Simple Garter Stitch Wrap

I’ve always been a fan of simple design. When executed skillfully, the lack of excessive detail is its appeal. This beautiful, triangle shaped wrap is knit in garter stitch and earthy toned highland wool. This pattern is free from Purl Soho. The yarn used is a DK (double knitting) weight, so I think I’ll use…

Weekly Fave! A Delicate Cable Scarf

I’m a huge fan of simple design. like this Delicate Cable Scarf from Purl Soho. A single travelling cable (more crossed stitches than cable) floats from side to side on a background of garter stitch. The success of this stunningly, simple design is mainly due to the beautiful winter white yarn. Flax Down is a blend of…

Weekly Fave! A Bias Knit Shawl

My favorite accessories are scarves and wraps, and as a result I have too many. This striking, new Bias Wrap pattern by Purl Soho caught my eye. The stitch pattern is very interesting; the two ends in twisted rib forming chevrons, and the main part of the wrap in stockinette stitch knit on the bias….

Weekly Fave! Knit Blanket for Nature Lovers

Ah-h the hand knit blanket, my favorite go-to when I want to relax and simply knit. This stunning blanket from Purl Soho is knit in a blend of highland wool, alpaca, and linen, a fiber lover’s dream combination. It’s worked in a well chosen color palette of nature’s best. Although many blankets require a time…