Blanketed in Simple Stripes with Purl Soho yarns

Purl Soho's crocheted Super Easy Baby Blanket 

Purl Soho's crocheted Super Easy Baby Blanket 

Purl Soho is a gorgeous shop in New York City that I'm happy to say has been a regular stockist and supporter of UPPERCASE for many years. (Here are some pictures from my visit there last November.)

Their products are always carefully selected and they really excel at COLOUR. Beautiful colour combinations showing real sophistication—subtle differences in shades, beautiful gradations, unexpected pairings... the Purl Bee, their inspiring blog, showcases various projects using Purl products and for those of us admiring and shopping from afar, offers an up close appreciation of their fabrics and yarns through great photography and really accessible patterns. Here are some simple striped patterns that are easy for beginners and meditative and satisfying for expert crocheters and knitters.

On a cold winter's day, I'd love to be encircled by this gradient cowl.

And I'll curl up under a striped blanket... or perhaps I'll just snuggle up to these skeins of yarn that look warm and inviting just like this:

The Purl Bee offers plenty of free patterns and inspiration and you can shop from the comfort of home via their website. Copies of UPPERCASE are available as well.

Look for an ad from Purl Soho in the winter issue of UPPERCASE. Thanks, Purl Soho!