The Daily Purl


Trying on a new pair of socks before I weave in the ends.  I used the same yarn for my favorite pair of leg warmers (different colorway).

Do you knit socks?  If not, I think you should.  It’s so satisfying to knit a pair of perfect fitting socks.  (Even if they are small like these which can be finished in a few days.)  This book has always been very helpful…





I love working with materials that are organic and not treated with chemicals. There’s nothing covering the beauty of the wool, nothing masking the true nature of the yarn. A bit rustic and wooly on the needles, the yarn knitted up is softer, full of depth. Long, ribbed leg warmers for a cold day.
organic leg warmers (CO 48 sts, knit 2×2 rib for approximately 21 inches, BO in rib)
yarn: Treliske Organic Merino in Brown Tweed, approximately 120 g
needles: 3.5 mm Brittany dpns
gauge: 5 spi in st st


wrist warmers

Sometimes there are evenings that call for knitting without fuss or excess detail. And rounds and rounds of stockinette stitch can be quite satisfying in small doses. I set out to knit myself a pair of wrist warmers after seeing this pattern, based on warmers from toast. I cast off late last night and found the warmers this morning catching the most amazing morning light.
toast by a friend to knit with
4.5 mm needles
Shokay in Earth, 1 skein