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New in the yarn cellar...
These yarns are composed of 100% British Fiber and feature wools other than Merino...
come feel the difference.
Plus there is a book to highlight 12 projects you can make out of 2 skeins or less of Titus!
Since 2010, over a million knit-clad Canadians have participated in National Sweater Day.
National Sweater Day is a fun way to learn about the importance of saving energy, and inspire you to use less heat all winter.
The WWF.ca websiteis a great place to start learning...
"Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada, and is a significant source of emissions. If all Canadians lowered their thermostats by just 2 degrees Celsius this winter, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 4 megatons – equivalent to shutting down a 600 mega watt coal-fired power station or taking 700,000 cars off the road!"
Post A Picture for a Chance to Win...
In celebration of National Sweater Day, we are turning down the thermostat and putting on our favourite Purly sweaters! Post a picture of yourself wearing a handknit sweater on your social media platforms tagging us, @ThePurplePurl, and we will enter you in to a draw to win a SweetGeorgia Party Of Five Glitterati Kit in the lovely Honey Fig Colourway.
We don't want to miss you... So don't forget to tag us @ThePurplePurl ... and it would be great if you would use #SweaterDay to show WWF-Canada your support! We will be looking for your pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
Coming Up On The Classes Front...
How to Use
and make the most of...
Thursday, February 18
Sunday, February 7
aka... short rows are awesome
a super popular pattern on Knitty.com
a great Intro to Fair Isle knitting!
super impressive, super easy!
Sunday, February 28
Top Down 101
- Your name
- a photo of your finished First Point of Libra
(be sure to post it on Ravelry, as well, tagged with PPKAL2016-FPL too)
The official cast on date is Tuesday, February 2nd... and our list of KALers is growing every day! We will have pencil crayons at the ready to plan out colour sequences if your are not sure.
Join us to discuss the helpful hints of getting started including: How this shawl is constructed, the ever popular discussion about gauge, and about slipping edging stitches!
We will also have a thread in The Purple Purl Ravelry Group so we can cheer each other on and post progress photos! The Ravelry tag for this knit-a-long will be:
so set up your projects and tag 'em up so we can see how awesome you are doing!
We first saw this shawl walk into the shop as the WIP of one of our wonderful Purl Regulars and we were immediately struck with it simplicity, beauty and perfect usage of the Sweetgeorgia mini skein kits! And so the next KAL was decided.
This modular garter stitch shawl is knit in multiple directions to make the most of gradient collection of yarn!
Our featured yarn is the GORGEOUS Sweetgeorgia Party of Five Gradient kits and Tough Love Sock. The pattern will require one Party of Five Kit plus 2 skeins of Tough Love Sock to complete. Purchase your materials with us by February 2nd and KAL participants will receive a 15% discount on the Party of 5 kit and 2 skeins of Tough Love sock for this project, plus 50% off a digital copy of the pattern.
You can have a good look a the myriad of projects already worked up here... the options are endless!
Don't forget... Knit to Win!
One lucky KAL participant will win their choice of any one of our 2 Hour classes (a $25 - $35 value) Note: class choice must be redeemed by June 30th, 2016 and Material fees (if any) are not included, and regular class policies will apply.
To win you just need to email us with
Send us the email by 11:59pm, March, 28, 2016 to qualify to win!
Subject Line: PPKAL2016-FPL
The draw will be held Tuesday, March 29th.
Reminder: Finish & Post your pictures to win...
Each finished shawl earns a ballot ... so 3 shawls = 3 chances to win... just sayin' !
(Please note: your project materials must have been bought with us to qualify for prizes.)
Looking forward to stitching with you as always!
We wish you all warm hands & hearts this February!
Jennifer & Miko
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