Saturday, October 10, 2009

A big thx to all the Friends of The Purl

You guys saved my everloving knitting and crocheting butt if ya wanna know. I was on the very eve of destruction as the song goes. Now to keep us going and stayin alive stayin alive you must keep coming in and take a class or teach a class and buying yarn to keep the Purl here in Silverton. That's the only way it works for us to have the kind of shops we want and need in our lives. Homegrown, surviving and thriving that's us.

News from the Purl!


It's fall and the knitters are running rampant. TK and her gang have come up with another winner. Check out the naked for the free cupcake hat pattern. It's a girly girl kid hat. Anyone make it for adults? We made it out of Plymouth's Cleckheaton pink DK AND CREAM PUNTA LAVA AND some fluffy Fizz from Crystal Palace. Use brown for chocolate and how about beading the top with bugle beads for sprinkles. A Cherry is a red felted ball...Beyond cuteness. I'll put a pic up soon.

Celia Bedelia

Friday, June 12, 2009

Felted Animal Artist, Renee Andes, displays her hand made animal collection which includes goats, cats, dogs, horses and bears.  
You can make your own! Learn how and pick up supplies at the Purl District.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Make this hat using Encore worsted weight yarn with the Mission Falls striped hat pattern.
This hat was created my Grandma Laurie Chadwick.
Create a stuffed toy!  This one is an original design by the artist, but the Purl District has a plentiful supply of toy patterns to choose from!   

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Just thought this was spectacular and that everyone needed to see it!


Friday, February 13, 2009

FREE knit class!  Learn to knit this Valentine's Heart Washcloth on Saturday, Feb. 14th from 1-3 pm at the Purl District.  Materials can be purchased at the shop!
Free "Mistake Rib" pattern now available at the Purl District!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

OK so Selina bleached her hair and now looks like a totally different girl. So she will have to put another updated pic  on the blog. I'm working on a mistake rib scarf with 2 yarns held as one. They are very yummy from Newton yarns,some metalic,peach and beigey fuzzy kinda,wool,rayon,nylon,mohair. I'll take a pic when it's done. Yes, smarty pants, out there I do too knit! Ha ha ha

Friday, February 6, 2009

Check out to see some really interesting knit hats!!!
Nicole McLoughlin displays the blanket she has crocheted for soon to be born daughter, Roslyn Nicole.  For her original design she used Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande yarn with Mango Moon Nirvana Handspun yarn every 10th row.  

Friday, January 23, 2009

This sample triangle shawl was made by, the Millstream Guild Member, Carol Richmond.  This particular piece is made with Koigu Premium Merino yarn, but can be replaced with any hand-dyed, sock weight yarn.  Multicolor skeins create beautiful and varied color patterns.  
This is one of our newest patterns offered.  It's meant for the beginning knitter, but creates professional results with use of the lace knit.  Subtle effects make this shawl easy to make and easy to wear on a cool day. 

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hi I am Selina

I started at the Purl District about a week ago and am loving the positive, creative environment that this store is. I'm always here Mondays and Fridays and often times additional days throughout the week.