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The Purl Bee’s Best of 2013!

What?! Another year gone by? Impossible! It seems a year slips by in a blink, and in its wake we find a treasure trove of Purl Bee projects, some almost forgotten, they seem so long ago. That's why this week we're combing our archives, reacquainting ourselves with the old fruits of our labors and reminding our readers of some of this year's highlights. From a quirky hedgehog to a classic pinwheel quilt, and from simple friendship bracelets to sophisticated scarves, here's a look back on some of our very favorite projects from 2013!

Top Row (above): Slip Stitch Dishtowels, Wool and Liberty Teddy Bear, Braided Friendship Bracelets and Reversible Stripes Scarf

Second Row: Winter Baby Bonnet, Everyday Tote, Knit Hedgehogs and Needlepoint Houses

Third Row: Denim Pinwheel Quilt, Amazing Seed Stitch Wrap, Liberty Backpacks and Woven Scarf

Bottom Row: Knit Octopus, Pointy Hats for Newborns, The Sweatshirt Sweater and Bobby Pin Butterflies

This past year on the Bee we found tons of inspiration from, not one, not two, but three new Purl Soho yarns. To the Super Soft Merino collection-of-one, we added Worsted Twist, Line Weight and Alpaca Pure. Each one came with its own special properties: Worsted Twist's classic heartiness, Line Weight's soft elegance and Alpaca Pure's decandence, these incredible yarns could only turn into incredible projects! Remember these?

Top Row (above): Brioche Scarf, Long Lovely Mittens and Brioche Vest

Second Row: The Purl Soho Reversible Hat, The Purl Soho Cardigan Coat + Vest and Color Tipped Scarves

Third Row: Structured Alpaca Cowl, Woven Plaid Scarf and Purl Soho Basic Hats for Everyone

Bottom Row: Hat and Hand Warmers for Beginners, Crocheted Rib Cowl and The Purl Soho Pullover

Did we forget anything? Let us know if we missed your favorites! May 2014 bring a whole new list and happy New Year!

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7 Responses to The Purl Bee’s Best of 2013!


  1. Jane says:

    Thanks for such an inspiring year! My kids received hedgehogs at Easter, crochet and ribbed cowls at Christmas, super easy lap blanket at birthday this year. And I splurged on an amazing seed stitch wrap for myself and learned Tunisian crochet with your washcloths.

    Other favorite 2013 projects not on your list – smocked summer scarf, running stitch scarf, and the ombr cowl.

    Many, many thanks!

  2. Hillary says:

    AMAZING! Thanks for inspiring so many of us.

  3. Marie says:

    Thanks for all of this!

  4. Lily says:

    Hooray!! Anther amazingly creative year with the Purl Bee to enjoy!

    All of the warm winter projects will be great for those of us (myself included) who are slow pokes and didn't get all our Christmas presents sent out!

    Thanks so much for constant, free, beautiful and easy creativity!

  5. F. K. says:

    These are wonderful! From this list I'm very looking forward to starting the sweatshirt sweater.

  6. Kristin L says:

    The Sweatshirt Sweater is definitely a highlight. I made one over the summer (with a hood too) and it's my almost daily sweater now that winter has arrived. Thanks!

  7. Ma. del Socorro Herrera Romero says:

    Me han gustado los erizos ya hice 3 uno rosa uno amarillo otro azul

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