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Ruddington KAL Swatching Party is Sunday March 16th 1-3pm ...
Your pre-ordered sweater quantities will be packaged up for you with the pattern and we will even have your first ball of yarn all wound up ready to get swatching!
Fiona Ellis will be here to cast on with us...
and rumor has it there may even be some door prizes to be had!
Fiona will introduce the KAL with a short chat about her inspiration for this pattern and how it came to fruition. Then she will be on hand to run a mini workshop on reading the cable charts (in case you might be feeling a little daunted). We will also demo some little tricks and tips (like how to work those cables without a cable needle.) and other helpful hints!
All the details for this KAL are HERE ... on our Current KAL page with the perks and prizes info!
More Sweater Fun... (aka Miko is at it again!)
So it seems people were missing story time around the Purl. So that, of course, got Miko to thinking it was time to bring it back. And that’s exactly what she did. It’s back and we are embarking on an epic project of sorts. Remember the Tiger dress anyone?
This time Robbie and Miko are making matching versions of the Pastoral Pullover from the book Wild Knitting.
It has also become a community project of sorts. Lots of people around the circle have taken the call to action and helped us with pom poms, I-cords and embellishments. All this will create the amazing texture and depth that any farm sweater needs.
Have a good look for yourself to see what we mean. And we hope you too will embark on this farming adventure with us! Stay tuned for more updates.
CustomFit Services Commence...
Amy Herzog (knitwear designer and author of Fit to Flatter) has developed an amazing software program called CustomFit to generate classic sweater patterns to fit YOU... to your dimensions, in which ever yarn and gauge you want to knit in! That very clever knitter has made this software available to us so we can walk you through the process of making your classic sweater an absolutely perfect fit.
CustomFit generates custom patterns for hand-knit sweaters. It takes your choices, your body, and your hand-knit fabric and produces a pattern perfectly suited to you. That's right.... a sweater that is the correct size from hem to neck, and everywhere in between... YOUR size... for just $10 per pattern.
So basically, you knit a swatch, and make some fit and shape choices from the sweater menu. We take a detailed set of measurements (once) and create a profile for you. We then enter in your swatch dimensions & details, plus your design & fit choices, and the software then generates a custom pattern in one size... yours! You then just knit. Simple. We will keep your profile and swatches on file so for each and every CustomFit sweater pattern you choose from here on in, it will only take a few minutes to generate! We will just enter in the swatch details, choose your preferred attributes for your sweater and click the "Make it So" button!
Interested in joining us on this "fitting" journey?
We are booking appointments on Tuesdays and Saturdays starting March 4th! Consultation sessions must be pre-booked and are 45 minutes with a fee of $30 which includes 1 CustomFit Pattern. Please inquire in the shop for how to get the most out of your consultation!
A special offer for you...
Knitter and local small business owner Lisa has a fun line of cheeky and fun printed t-shirts and other printable products over at her web site CoyDepot that we think are pretty terrific. You have seen a few of her knitterly dishtowels in the shop as of late... and because Lisa loves the Purple Purl and knitting... she is running a promotion for the entire month of March for all you Purly customers...
Save 25% on online purchases at CoyDepot
with discount code: PurlyCoy
on everything... not just the knitterly items...
there is a cool I love bacon short too!
You can opt to pick up your purchases at the Purple Purl, with Lisa directly, or have standard shipping.
PLUS... Each Coy Depot purchase will enter you into a ballot to win this Knitting Bag...
the sale price applies to online items only,
but purchasing in-stock items in our shop will still get you entered in to the draw!
Coming Up On The Classes Front...
February has some awesome class options!!!! Have a peek at our class pages!
Improve your Skills
try the fancy stuff with guidance!
Saturday, March 1
Knitting with Wire
Wednesday, April 2
Wednesday, March 26
Wednesday, March 5
Saturday, March 29
Learn to make this cheeky little bunny!
Thursday, April 10th
New Policy on the use of Debit and Credit cards
We now require a Minimum Purchase of $10 to use Debit and Credit cards for payment.
We are finding the transaction fees are simply too high for small purchases on these cards. If you tend to find yourself short on cash...
May we suggest Buying Yourself a Gift Certificate of $10 or more
that can be attached to your customer file and applied to any future purchases? It would be like a pre-paid latte, tea, stitch marker or cookie card! To: You From: You... With Love
We appreciate your understanding!
Jennifer & Miko
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