Weekly Fave! A Breezy Summer Tank

Julie Hoover is one of my favorite knitwear designers. Her Sayer Tank designed for Purl Soho is a versatile A-line shape, yet classy style for warm weather fun. With two different necklines, a V-neck and a crew, you can reverse the back and front. It’s knit in Cattail Silk, a 100% nubby silk, spun in…

Weekly Fave! The “Double Knit” Blanket

This free pattern by Purl Soho is a beautiful blanket made by “double knitting”. Double knitting is a technique creating 2 layers of stockinette fabric with the knit stitches facing out on both sides, and these layers are unconnected except at the edges. The “swiss looking dots” add the perfect quilt like detail. This hand…

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  Some of the most beautiful scarves are designed by Purl Soho. And this free Reversible Rivulet Scarf pattern is no exception. What a perfect idea, to have a scarf that looks great from both sides. I always find myself trying to arrange a patterned scarf so more of the right side is exposed. Making…

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A classic pullover for children, a free pattern from Purl Soho, is knit in fingering weight yarn. The fiber type is your choice, merino wool, linen, or silk. This design has the perfect neckline to pull over a toddler’s head. For such a classic piece, if you are an experienced knitter, with pattern design skills,…

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What a great idea – knit and crochet versions of the same project. Purl Soho offers this free and popular Super Easy Blanket pattern in a knit version and a crochet one for the wee ones in your life. A simple color pattern, works quickly in beautiful merino wool or other worsted weight yarn.

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I’m fond of linen, and this beautiful brioche rib wrap from Purl Soho takes full advantage of their new yarn, Field Linen, 100% linen. Check out my post “The Ultimate Summer Yarn”  for the scoop on linen. The Husk Wrap pattern is free, and brioche rib is a great choice for this yarn. Linen gets more beautiful with…

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This stunning blanket is a free pattern from Purl Soho. It looks complicated, but isn’t. The colorwork technique is Mosaic Knitting; you don’t have to carry any colors, simply slip stitches, knit and purl. I know it’s a little crazy to knit blankets when summer has just begun, but it could be knit up and ready for…

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These adorable newborn socks are one of three patterns offered in the Knit Layette kit from Purl Soho. A quick gift made in soft merino for the new baby in your life. Why stop at one pair!

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Double seed stitch is by far my most favorite of the basic stitch patterns; a textured stitch created by working a sequence of knit and purl stitches over 4 row repeat. Purl Soho designed this stunning, long scarf using lofty camel yarn and double seed stitch. An amazingly warm scarf!

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A great classic for beginners from Purl Soho. Knit in their Linen Quill, a blend of wool, alpaca, and linen makes it a beautiful transition piece for all seasons, and the pattern is free! As an alternative I can see it knit up in fingering yarn or a favorite sock yarn.