Sunday’s Soho Cowl

Yes – I was in New York – and now I am home safe and sound in sleepy Toronto. We do sleep here and that is not so bad.

I did get a bit of the inspiration bug that is going around and  especially contagious when one goes abroad.

Here is one of the charming things that caught my eye

“What yarn is that?”  I asked the man behind Purl Soho’s counter who was busy winding yarn.  “Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton” he answered, cleverly mixed here and there with cotton thread – I said “cleverly” not him.  It is clever!  A muted background with glimmers of colour and a simple garter stitch is all it takes. Find details on how it is done at the purl bee .

A couldn’t resist putting together a few colour ways of my ownHere is a few colour ways of Blue Sky Alpaca’s Organic Cotton paired with wee balls of Valdani’s hand dyed perle cotton.  You might also want to mix lace weight yarn or plain old sewing thread into this project.  The more – the merrier.

More on New York knit adventures to come…

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