Monday, 18 October 2010

Manos Lace, Crazy Zauberball and news of our Grand Opening Event.

M is for Manos Del Uruguay

Well, we have been open a week and it has been fantastic to meet you all in person at Purl City Yarns.
You have all been really helpful with your suggestions of what you want to see in the shop and how make Purl City Yarns even better for you.

Keep all your suggestions coming, they are most welcome and we do read them all.
In fact, in response to several people, we now stock Manos Del Uruguay Lace.
It arrived over the weekend and is now out on the shelves.

The yarn is 5% Cashmere, 20% Silk and 75% Baby Alpaca  which means it is smooth, shiny, soft and is lighter than air.

Each 50g skein is 400 metres (438 yards) long and it comes in a gorgeous array of colours.

Going Crazy

Also, in response to your pleas, we have expanded our Schoppel Wolle Zauberball range and now stock Crazy Zauberball.
Still using the vibrant graduating colourways of the original Zauberball, Crazy Zauberball is made up of two strands plied together for dramatic marbled effect.
Each ball is 100g and 420 metres (459 yards) long.  Great for socks, shawls, scarves, whatever takes your fancy!
We are getting deliveries on a daily basis, so we will keep you up to date with everything as it comes in the door, and yes, that includes the Addis, Malabrigo and Lorna’s Laces!

Calling all sample knitters

At Purl City Yarns we are keen to increase the amount of beautiful knitted and crocheted samples on display. So we need sample knitters and crocheters. If you are interested please email us at telling us what kind of garments you would be interested in making, as well as your favourite yarns, fibres and colours and we will get back to you.
Grand Opening

It is almost time to round up this mail out but before we do, just a quick reminder about our Grand Opening event this Friday which will include the opening of our Purl Gallery and its very first exhibition by Kandy Diamond.  Hope to see you there!


  1. I love your blog and will become a keen follower
    I have a passion for knitting and beautiful yarn and would love to make something for your knitted city scape.
    I have also with my knitting buddy started a blog.
    Hoping to visit your shop very soon


  2. hi sue.. thanks for your lovely message, we're really g;ad you like our blog and that you will keep reading.

    we'll also be really pleased to receive a knitted cityscape feature... we'll post a picture of it on here when it arrives.

    best wishes
    Rachael (pcy)