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, you may want to make it oversized to fit an adult. I can see myself wearing this pullover oversized, and knit in a drapey, lightweight yarn.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.