I’ve yet to visit Purl Soho in New York City. A blessing since I’d probably max out my credit cards in their store. Their patterns are classic designs, and their yarns are luxurious. I enjoy reading their blog, and drooling over the patterns. I recently made Giacomo’s Baby Hat.
The hat is Fair Isle in the round made with Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca. It required four different colors, but its a enough yarn to make several baby hats. This yarn is a delight to work with, and has beautiful stitch definition.
Baby Alpaca yarn has a silky feeling, and is warmer than sheep’s wool. Baby Alpaca is naturally water-repellent and elastic making it well-suited for knitting winter hats.