Weekly Fave!

Husk Wrap – in Linen Yarn from Purl Soho

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 age and drapes elegantly.

Weekly Fave!

Mosaic Blanket – Purl Soho

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 a cool fall evening!

Weekly Fave!

Knit Layette Socks – Purl Soho

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!

Weekly Fave!

Double Seed Stitch Scarf - Purl Soho

Double Seed Stitch Scarf – Purl Soho

Double Seed Stitch Scarf - Purl Soho

Double Seed Stitch Scarf – Purl Soho

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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Raglan Pullover - Purl Soho

Raglan Pullover – Purl Soho

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.

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Open Air Wrap - from Purl Soho

Open Air Wrap – from Purl Soho

“Open Air Wrap”, an apropos name for this linen blend wrap from Purl Soho. Quick to knit in Soho’s Linen Quill, a blend of alpaca, merino, and linen. What could be more luxurious.

Weekly Fave!

Classic Ticking Fabric

Classic Ticking Fabric

Ticking Stripe Wrap - from Purl Soho

Ticking Stripe Wrap – from Purl Soho

What is ticking? Ticking is a cotton or linen textile that is tightly woven for durability. In times past it was often used for bedding covers to prevent down feathers from poking through the fabric. Today, it is commonly found in upholstery fabrics. Classic ticking is a striped design in muted colors, such as brown, grey, or blue set against a neutral background. Purl Soho was inspired by this fabric and created this beautiful wrap in a linen blend.