Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162




  November 2016



    It's That Time Again! ...we are turning 9



    AAANNND for something extra fun...

    Just below you will see a lovely collection of new yarn that we scheduled to arrive just in time for our Birthday bash that you will want to be first in line to collect ... And speaking of enhancing your stash... you will earn Double Purly Points on all of your purchases Sunday, November 13th!


    KAL - Sweetgeorgia Make Along Update...

    The first Annual Fall with Sweetgeorgia Make Along is coming to a close.

    The MAL runs until November 8th, 2016

    We have a thread in our Ravelry Group for you to post pictures and progress and cheer each other on!

    Have you tagged your Make-Along projects with SGYMAL2016 so you can be eligible to win prizes both here and with Sweetgeorgia? Have you posted your projects on your Ravelry Project pages? Are you done so you can be in the draw for the value of your project purchased at our Purl of a shop?



    To be eligible for prizes, you need to have purchased your yarn selection with us.

$30 gift certificate to The Purple Purl - Purchases of 2 or more skeins/braids of Sweetgeorgia yarns/fiber between October 5th - 30th and you will be entered into this draw (One ballot per customer)

    Win the value of your project yarn - We will have an additional draw for the value of the Pre-tax purchase price of your completed Sweetgeorgia Project (think a potentially free sweater... anyone? ) posted in our Ravelry thread (or submitted by email) before midnight on November 8th! Yarn must have been purchased at The Purple Purl anytime from January 1st 2016)

    Prize Draws will be held on November 10th.



We are just tickled to be adding another Canadian Indi Dyer to our yarn cellar!

A significant order of the Serenity 20 (MCN Sock) and the Serenity Silk Singles will be arriving just next week! Jenn is knitting up a pair of socks currently and the yarn is just so yummy to knit with! Pop by to give Sock 1 a squish! Our first order will have a lovely array of their Limited Edition ArtWalk series as well as a few of those entertaining Splatter colourways in Serenity 20. We will definitely post on Instagram and Facebook when they arrive!

Some other newer yarns you will find in the shop these days...


Borgo de Pazzi - Stout:

This 100% organic wool is packaged in a huge skein, and has a beautiful, natural, ombre effect when knit. One skein = one scarf


Cascade - 220 Superwash Merino:

220 Superwash Merino is a new addition to our 220 Superwash collection. 220 Superwash Merino is similar in gauge and yardage to the classic 220 Superwash but with the softness of merino. Use this total easy care yarn for adult and child garments and accessories that need that extra touch of softness.



The Secret Way of Patterns...

Sometimes there is just such a heartwarming story that comes with a pattern. When we were asked for help promoting a special knitting project we could not help but smile at the sheer gumption of the 7 year old (co-)designer. And we knew we just needed to support her.

7 year old Miriam, wants to be a fashion designer. So she and her knitwear designer aunt, Janelle Martin, teamed up on Miriam's first design... to start her portfolio and gather some experience... And a lovely cowl design was born. What started as a launch to the designing career of Miriam, soon turned into something more. Miriam's grandmother (Janelle's mother) passed away just days before the launch of her design and from that very sad event came a desire to honour and remember Miriam's/Janelle's grandmother/mother by supporting education through Learning For Humanity and inviting many others to support it as well. They have decided that 100% of the money from pattern sales of The Secret Way of Patterns, until the end of 2016, will go to support the installation of Learning For Humanity educational systems in a school in Zambia. Miriam is hopeful that they will be able to reach their goal of selling 8,000 patterns to do just that!

I hope you will read the entire story here at Janelle's blog the Eclectic Closet. You can find the pattern here: Secret Way of Patterns if you want to have a peek and/or buy it directly!


As a special incentive for Purple Purl customers to purchase the The Secret Way of Patterns, Janelle has graciously provided us with 30 coupon codes to give away with purchase! The first 30 people to buy this pattern through our shop will receive the coupon code to choose one free pattern from a selection of five of her other designs available on Ravelry as well! This is intended to be an in-shop purchase but if you are not able to make it into our shop please reach out to us as we have some ideas about how to make it work even if you can't get here.

Jenn immediately cast on this lovely cowl in Sweetgeorgia Superwash Worsted (Colourway : Silver ). Just three skeins made the large size! It is soft, and squishy and cozy, and knit with good wishes and hope that a little girl will meet her goal.

As an added incentive to buy this pattern... Jenn will be raffling off her completed The Secret Way of Patterns Cowl. Each purchase of the pattern in the shop will receive one ballot automatically and anyone may purchase ballots for $8.00 each or 3 for $20 until December 9th, 2016. 100% of the funds collected will go to Learning For Humanity, in honour of Janelle's mom. The Draw for the cowl will be held December 10th, 2016 (just in time for Christmas) and the winner will be contacted to collect their prize.

8000 pattern sales will mean we need to tell all the knitters we know. What an extraordinary goal!



    Reminder... the Addi Special runs until Nov 30th...


    A note from the suppliers of Addi Needles...

    "Supporting your local yarn shop with both your presence and purchasing, is vital in securing its status as a shared source of inspiration and community. As a thank you to all LYS supporters, skacel would like to give back a little something special. When you purchase three addi® Rocket circular needles at your LYS, skacel will send you one free addi® Rocket circular in your choice of size/length. There is no limit to the number of free needles you can earn, so start building your collection today! This promotion is limited to in-store purchases only, through your authorized skacel addi® dealer.

    • For every three addi® Rocket fixed circular needles you purchase inside a North American LYS, you will receive one FREE addi® Rocket fixed circular needle of your choice by mail.
    • The three addi® Rocket circulars may be obtained at different times and through different brick and mortar shops (online purchases excluded), but must be purchased between June 15th, 2016 and November 15th, 2016 to qualify. All requests are to be postmarked by November 30th, 2016.
    • The original, shop-generated sales receipt/s clearly itemizing your addi® Rocket purchases and prices paid, must be submitted for each of the three needles – a single receipt containing multiple needles is acceptable."

    Download your return form here!

    Did you buy a needle or three since June 15, 2016 but can’t find your receipt? If you are on our customer file just pop by and we will be happy to reprint it for you!!!


    And right now...

    We feel really lucky to be a place where you come for inspiration, friendly support, to cheer up, to calm down, and to get your creative juices flowing again. We are so pleased to be a part of your life and fiber addiction. 

    We are venturing forth into our 10th year with so much gratitude to the many people with absolutely unending generosity that make up the community that has become the absolute heart of The Purple Purl. Thank you. To our Clients, Instructors, Friends, Family, and Suppliers: your constant support, involvement, presence and thoughtfulness overwhelms us and we adore you!



Happy Stitching!

Jennifer & Miko


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