Cafe. Yarn. Friends

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



  November 2014




      Laura Nelkin Beaded Knits Kits

      We will be a running a workshop featuring these Kits December 17th, if you would like to tackle beaded knitting with guidance! They make great gifts!


      Restock of Handmaiden 4ply Cashmere is enroute!

      We have selected a lovely array of tonal colours, and they should be arriving by the end of November.



      Restock of Grey Sundae Buttons in store now

      The dark ones are a fabulous Black Stoneware base!


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    Coming Up On The Classes Front...

    Be sure to go have a peek at all the class pages!  We have posted the updated class roster until the end of December!


    Hat - Knitting in the Round

    Thursday, November 13

    Get comfy with those DPNs


    Knitting with Wire

    Wednesday, November 5

    Who doesn't need to make some
    awesome knitted jewelry?

    Knitting with Handpainted Yarn

    Saturday, November 8


    WTF!?! What's The Fault-- Your Fixing Mistakes Guide

    Wednesday, November 12


    Painless Finishing - Perfect those seams for those gifties

    Wednesday, December 3



    Advanced Lace

    Saturday, November 22

    Fixing Lace

    Saturday, November 22 ... a really helpful class!


    Knit Socks 101-Top Down


    Saturday, November 8



    Crochet Cables


    Saturday, November 29

    crochet can take cool twists and turns too!


    2 Socks on 1 Circular Needle

    Saturday, December 14

    Crochet Snowflakes


    A Pretty Gift idea!

    Thursday, December 4




      Carpino KAL 2014 - The Home Stretch



    The Carpino KAL is coming to an end in just over three weeks! Most people are well on their way to through the body knitting ...ready to move onto the sleeves!

    SO...Get your knit on!

    Finish your Carpino sweater in time for the

    November 30th Photo Shoot

    to be entered into a draw to

    WIN a $100 Gift Certificate

    to the Purple Purl!

    Photo Shoot will be at 1pm and the draw held after! Be sure to post your pictures on Ravelry too with our KAL tag:


    We can't wait to see all the sweaters live!




    It's That Time Again! ...we are turning 7

    In addition to the usual festivities...

    because the traditional gifts for a 7th anniversary are wool and copper...

    we thought it would be fitting to run a PENNY DRIVE also to add to the donations for the Daily Bread Food Bank!!!

    AAANNND for something extra fun...

    we have had a special Commemorative 7th Year memento created!

    The first 77 wool purchasers of our 8th year will receive a perfect tiny treasure with your purchase! And speaking of enhancing your stash... you will earn Double The Purly Points on your purchases Saturday November 15th!


      So what has this year seen?weR7

    • Soooo many beginners this year in our knit & crochet classes and it is really rewarding to be a part of your journey, and share in your A-HA moments.
    • We have seen the sad retirement of favourite lines of yarn and the happy addition of several others.
    • Farm Sweater Fun
    • Our first Crochet-A-Along where we marvelled over the wonderfully diverse colour selections of the African Flower Hexagon Blankets
    • The Ruddington KAL featuring wonderful participation by the designer Fiona Ellis. This was a challenging KAL that helped us kick up our skill levels a bit with twists and turns of cable knitting.
    • The Carpino KAL which will be wrapping up in just few short weeks.
    • We got to see ourselves on the "Big Screen" in the Feature Film "The F Word" (aka What If) starring Daniel Radcliff, Zoe Kazan and Meghan Park! Our jaunt over to watch it together over at The Fox Theatre was a fun evening... we should definitely partner up with those wonderful people again for a knitterly movie night soon!
    • The clever and talented Debra, the talent of Grey Sundae, has been firing off oodles of lovely custom porcelain buttons for us, not to mention fun project bags! Hurray for local artistic talent!

      But 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 both so pleased to be a part of your life and fiber addiction. 

      We are venturing forth into our 8th year with so much gratitude to the myriad of people with absolutely unending generosity that make up the community that has become the absolute heart of The Purple Purl. Thank you. To our Customers, Teachers, 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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