I sat down today all prepared to begin typing up some of the many posts that I have notes written for in my little book. First though, I thought I’d have a quick scan over Ravelry for a little link to post up on the Facebook page. Noticing the new issue of Petite Purls is out I went straight over to their site to have a look at all the yummy goodness in issue 16.
As per usual the cover alludes to much knitty joy, particularly as it’s the Upsize Issue. On opening the magazine I clicked straight on the ‘note from the editors’ link, which is where my sadness comes from. Allegra Wermuth & Brandy Fortune have announced that issue 16 is their final issue of Petite Purls 😦
Before they’re gone though let’s have a little look at a couple of the patterns available in this issue. The beautiful hats at the top of the page are called Ava and are designed by Sarah Grieve. Made in 4ply the pattern gives instructions for ages child to large adult.
The Pembroke Hat was designed by Kirsten Kapur based on her Pembroke Vest pattern that was published in the first issue of Petite Purls. The adult hat is knitted in aran weight yarn and has an unusual cable pattern that meets at the top to form an eight-pointed star. Here is the link if you want to have a look at the Pembroke Vest. http://www.petitepurls.com/Summer09/summer2009_pembroke.html
It’s sad to see the end of Petite Purls but here’s hoping Allegra and Brandy move on to bigger and better things. No doubt the resources from their time at Petite Purls will continue to delight knitters for years to come.