Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 11628



  September 2017


      Oh September! It is like New Year's around here...

      School is back in session and so are our classes! They are posted and those that asked to be on our call lists have been called, and our workshops are filling quickly. Have a peek! We think you will like the new line up! And just like each new year, we think about what we want to change and make our plans for what is new ...


      A Few Changes...


      Weekend hours...

      Starting September 9th (this coming Saturday ) our shop hours are changing slightly for
      Saturdays and Sundays to 11:00am-5:00pm.

      We will be running classes on weekend mornings upstairs due to some work that will be done in our basement area over the fall/winter than mean we will be unable to hold classes downstairs. That also means that while we will be open at 11am seating will not be available until 11:30 while classes are in session. So if you are aiming to come to enjoy some sit and stitch time, you may want to plan for closer to noon.

      All other hours are remaining the same. We will continue to be open 11-7pm Wednesday - Friday and open late on Tuesdays until 9pm. Still closed Mondays.


      We are Upgrading our POS...

      We are upgrading our Point of Sale System after nearly 10 years!  While we have always just relied on the good old phone number to be different for every person (mostly),  apparently we need to keep up with the times and collect email addresses to make everything work.

      In the process of this much needed change over we need to change how our Points Program runs... but we think you are gonna love the new perks! We have partnered with the lovely folks at Perkville to make this a great and easy transition.  Not to worry, your current Purly Points will move over and we are about to tell you how.  

      In order to move your points seamlessly to our new system we are asking everyone who comes in to update their customer information with us to be sure we have your correct email addresses with us. But we know not everyone will be able to make it in over the next few weeks so, especially you lovely people who are from out of town, so …

      How you can help...

      If you wouldn't mind taking a minute to call or email us with the correct spelling of your name and phone number and the email address you want to use… that would be amazing!

      Email us here:
      Subject: Updating my account info

      Or call : 416-463-1162 and speak to one of our team,
      or leave a slow, detailed message.  

      In the meantime… don't worry, through this entire transition we will be keeping close track of things manually so no one gets missed. 

      Our Purly Points Program is getting a little spruced up...

      We are so happy to be announcing exciting changes to our Purly Points Program! A few things are changing that will make it easy for you to keep track of your points and decide how and when you want to redeem them!

      If we already have your email address associated with your in-store customer file: You will receive an email this coming week from us and through the awesome people at Perkville with an invite to join the program and to claim your existing Purly Points value! Not only that we are also giving you 20 FREE POINTS just for re-signing our program! If we don't have your email address, please be sure to get in touch!

      Once you are all signed up, every time you make a purchase with us, you will get an update on how many points you earned so you can see how close you are to earning your Purly perks! We love flexibility that this new platform will give us... it will make it so easy for us to have fun with stuff like double the points events, or to give you bonus points for stuff. Keep an eye out for fun promotions to rack up you points faster!

      And the best news...

      We now have the flexibility to offer you tiered points redemption!!!  
      Starting September 8th, 2017:  you can now redeem points as follows:

      250 points = $10 off
      500 points = $30 off ( that’s an extra $5.00 )

      Be sure to watch for your INVITE to receive 20 FREE PURLY POINTS, to claim your existing points and to start earning faster!

KAL wrap up...

Be sure to tag your projects on Ravelry so we can see how awesome you are doing!

We are almost there... and it has been so wonderful watching your progress! We are so excited for great sweaters to wear this fall! Here are two very happy sweater owners so far!

Sunday, September 10th

Come show off your sweaters!!!! We will be taking pictures at 2pm and cheering each other on!

Don't for get to post your project pictures in Ravelry to WIN PRIZES!!!



      Special Guest & Trunk Show :
      September 23rd : 2:00-4:30pm

      Laura, the design genius behind the fabulous JUL Designs collection of closures and Shawl Pins will be in joining us in the shop on September 23rd with a Trunk show of her fabulous designs and closures as well as a demonstration on styling your accessories and garments with her pieces of art to make a statement.

      Bring an accessory you would love some personal advice on styling! Laura recommends worsted weight or heavier for most of her items, but there will be plenty of inspiration for those of us that tend towards the lighter weight fabrics. Regardless, We are excited about the fun about to be had!

      Laura has a real mix of wonderful pieces... Some are a bit edgy, some are all romantic elegance, but all the pieces are gorgeous, versatile, well constructed and thoughtfully crafted.

      We have several of the Jul Design pieces on hand and we will be offering pre-order and show specials, Gift giving ideas anyone??

      Be sure to make a point of coming by to meet Laura, and check what is new and coming in her designs! Rumour has it that she will have some limited edition treasures for us to snap up as well! Possibly pieces from her new line of jewelry too!

      We would love to know if you plan on attending this FREE event!

      We have Facebook event page to RSVP at


      Feel free to just drop us an email!



Yarn, Yarn, Yarn...

New from Shibui...

We are quite excited to finally be able to show you the latest addition to the Shibui line! It goes up on our wall of Shibui today!


Spun in a single ply of extra fine merino with a micron count approaching cashmere’s, Birch radiates softness. Knit solo or in combination for a luxurious, lofty fabric.




100% Extra Fine Merino


262 yds / 239 m, 1.76 oz / 50 g




26 – 28 sts = 4″ on 4 US / 3.5 mm


Icon by Shellie Anderson,

is the latest free pattern with the purchase of Birch. It is a colour block wrap that is light, warm, and perfect to cozy up in.


Loads of fall orders are rolling in by the day! Be sure to stay tuned to our Instagram where we snap a photo of new arrivals to keep you in the loop!



Welcome back Autumn. The weather is reminding us of our love of sweaters, socks and cozy shawls to snuggle under while still enjoying being outdoors in the evening. Be sure to have a peek at the 8 new Churchmouse pattern releases! Such lovely, and straightforward knits! We have them at the ready! We look forward to helping you choose your fave project to get this autumn started!


Happy Stitching!


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