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More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts is Here!

Last week we shared a preview of our latest book, More Last-Minute Gifts, and let you know it was on its way to our warehouse.  We are so pleased to announce that the book has arrived!  You can order a copy of More Last-Minute Gifts (and request a signed copy if you so desire) right here.  You can check out our preview of projects from the book right here

Happy Knitting! --The Purl Bee


Whit's Knits: Fruity Trivets + Pot Holders, The Knitted Version!

A few months ago I made a crocheted version of these Trivets and Pot Holders...

Lots of crocheters picked up their hooks to make themselves a set or two, but it turns out that quite a few knitters felt a little left out. So, by popular demand and so everyone feels included, here is a knitted version of the same Fruity Trivets and Pot Holders. Just as thick and squishy, just as practical, just as cute, you can take your pick!

Like their crocheted cousins, the knitted versions are made out of the beautiful Blue Sky Worsted Cotton. Its sassy, vibrant colors are perfect reflections of August, whether you spend it at the beach, the back porch, or the park (like us!).

We're really excited to announce that the Fruity Trivets + Pot Holders are our first ever Purl Bee Kit! Each kit includes a hard copy of both the crochet and knit patterns, and also all of the Blue Sky Cotton yarns pictured above (enough for at least one of each Trivet and Pot Holder). Hooks and knitting needles are not included (we don't want people to have to double up on what they already own!). If you would like to order the Knit or Crochet Fruity Trivets + Pot Holders Kit please click here.  You find our original Crocheted Fruity Trivets + Pot Holders Project Journal here.

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Announcing: More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts!

Updated on August 15, 2010 by Registered Commenterpurl bee

For the last six years, one of the most frequently asked questions at Purl Soho has been, "When is Joelle coming out with another knitting book?" When Joelle Hoverson, co-owner of Purl Soho, published her first book, Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, it sparked so much enthusiasm that anticipation for another has been pretty intense. We are so happy to report that the days of waiting are over! This week the publisher STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books announces the release of More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, a spectacularly lush book of 30 patterns.

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Molly's Sketchbook: Cheerful Quilted Playmat

We decided to make a playmat because it's a great gift for any time of year. You can throw it on the grass in August, or lay it on the living room floor in December. It's stuffed with our thickest cotton batting so it's soft and dense plus it's totally washable so you don't have to be precious with it. Best of all, even though it's hand quilted, it comes together really quickly since it's not basted. It's a perfect, breezy, end of summer project for any baby!

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Me-in Baby Alphabet Block Kit

With the arrival of Jen and Ray's new baby girl this week (welcome Bobbie Rae!) as well as the early arrival of our designer Brooke's new baby 2 weeks ago (welcome Baby M!), we've been taking a fresh look at some of our favorite baby toy kits.  It feels really nice to make something by hand for a newborn,

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