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Wednesday
Oct082008

Whit's Knits: Snuggle Sack (and Bonus Hat!)

The Snuggle Sack is designed for total toastiness. Made out of soft merino wool, it will stow your baby inside a warm hug!

This project celebrates Purl's new line of YKK Zippers, which come in a wide variety of sizes, styles and colors. Zippers are too wonderful a convenience to avoid, so if you have fears, conquer them with our new Zipper Tutorial. It walks you through the easy steps of sewing a zipper into a knit garment. I promise you will wonder what all the fuss was about!

 

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Monday
Oct062008

Zipper Week!

You probably already know how hard it is to find just the right zipper to finish off your handmade projects.  It's so frustrating when you come to the end of a piece and discover that you can't find the perfect color to match, or the right length, or it's too big; or you do find a good one but you've had to run all over town and back again to find it.  We're right there with you so we were thrilled when we found a source for zippers in amazing colors and styles, and now after much waiting, they're finally here!   Being true to our love for all things colorful, we hand picked our zippers in a beautiful spectrum from bold bright neons to soft subtle neutrals.  Whether you're finishing up a petite baby sweater, an extra-large man's cardigan or an oversized weekend tote you'll find a zipper that meets your needs!  The chunky molded plastic zippers are our favorites, but you'll also find invisible zippers and regular everyday nylon zippers in all different lengths and colors to suit your highly refined zipper tastes.

We're so thrilled by these new arrivals that we decided to dedicate an entire week at The Purl Bee to all things zipper, so stay tuned for more free zipper-centric projects and tutorials.  Welcome to Zipper Week!

Here are some quick links to all of our zippers:

Or you can find all of our zippers here:

Tuesday
Sep302008

Molly's Sketchbook: An Apple Picking Tote

This pretty, rustic, tote is made out of the most amazing loosely woven linen. It's strength and durability make it the perfect accessory for a day of apple picking but you can use for carrying anything from groceries to books!

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Wednesday
Sep102008

Whit's Knits: Men's Socks for Giving Away

These simple socks will warm the feet and heart of any recipient, but most especially of one whose gifts are few. Please consider making a pair for someone in your community who doesn't have much. You'll both be glad you did!

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Friday
Aug292008

Whit's Knits: Coco's Bobble Dress

Updated on September 3, 2008 by Registered Commenterpurl bee

Based on her great-great grandmother's design, Coco's crocheted dress is a tribute to the craftsmanship and creativity of the past. It's amazing to me that the same design that made sense in a small Italian town a hundred years ago still makes sense today! Nothing binding or frilly or old-fashioned; just a classic A-line shape animated by rows of charming bobbles. I think this dress is going to make sense for another hundred years!

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