Today is my day off. A lazy start to the day, checking e-mail and then on to what is trending on Ravelry. With nothing on my agenda but house work, it was so easy to fall down the Ravelry rabbit hole. It started with a new cowl from Purl Soho..........
Purl Soho is a fabulous little yarn and quilting shop in the Soho district of Manhattan (I think). I have been there, but to be honest, I was not truly sure exactly where I was in terms of the various New York boroughs. Purl Soho has an impressive on-line and Ravelry presence due in no small part to its fabulous FREE patterns. Their patterns are simple and classic. The instructions are so clear and thorough. They often use tricky little stitches which might be confusing but offer extensive photo tutorials to help you understand exactly what you need to do.
This is the cowl that started it- CROSSHATCH
Once I got started I kept on going. They have 7 pages of patterns on Ravelry, most of them FREE.
I am intrigued by the interesting stitch in JASMINE SCARF below.
We have just ordered some beautiful new mohair for the fall. This simple little SPRINGTIME BANDANA will be perfect. But I may not wait, we have some Silk Whisper mohair and silk which has been calling my name for months, just waiting or the right design.
We have just restocked one of our favourite sock yarns CoBaSi. CoBaSi is a blend of cotton, bamboo, silk and nylon.
Beautiful especially for summer socks. So perfect for the little ankle socks below, LACE ANKLETS.
PRE-WRAPPED WRAP is a blend of wrap and over sized shrug. It looks so comfy and after viewing the instruction, it appears to be a very simple knit accomplishable by even a new knitter.
Many knitters will recognize their BANDANA COWL pattern, currently #3 Cowl on Ravelry.
I love their CANDY-CANE BEDROOM SOCKS. They might be on my list for Grand Lake (my family cottage where I visit every July) knitting this summer.
They have a few crochet designs as well.
And APRIL SHOWERS SCARF might be just the design I am looking for to use as a sample for Bella Lino, a linen/cotton blend and one of our favourite yarns from Classic Elite.
Treat yourself to a browse through the PURL SOHO website and patterns