One of the best commercial fiber arts sites on the web is purlsoho.com . They’ve been around for a while, but recently revamped their website, and it’s a winner, exceptionally organized and beautifully photographed and presented. All the major fiber arts techniques (sewing, embroidery, crafting, weaving, knitting and crochet) have their own department, with patterns, tools, and tutorials. It all makes for very fun browsing.
If you’re a knitter or crocheter who hasn’t seen the new PurlSoho site yet, you’re in for a treat. Many beautiful yarns, and on the product page for each one, there are pictures of related projects that the particular yarn is best suited for. Today’s free newsletter pattern immediately caught my eye, because of its unusual design in diagonal twist stitch. I also love the color, sheen, and drapiness of the Alpaca Pure yarn, which is worsted weight and comes in a range of other equally lovely shades. The color shown is called Grey Fig.
The scarf is made using size 8 (US) needles, circular or straight, and requires 7 skeins of this particular yarn, which comes in skeins of 109 yards. The pattern, which includes a tutorial on this stitch, can be found here . Just noticed that the wrong side is every bit as attractive as the right, always a plus.