I do love a trawl through the American shop Purl’s blog. Full of free patterns and ideas, it’s a lovely place to get lost in. I can’t quite imagine what delights the actual shops must be. I think their absolute strongest point is their use of colour: the combinations can be subtle or really bold, even neon, but they always work beautifully.
I was so excited when I found this blanket, which not only looks gorgeously soft and cosy, but I think I might actually even be able to knit it. Great Christmas present material- until I tallied up the cost of yarn and needles and worked out it will cost me well over £100 to make. Gutted. If you’re feeling creative (and flush) the tutorial is here.