Saturday, 2 July 2011

Woolly Wormhead Trunk Show 24th July

The wonderful hat designer, Woolly Wormhead, will be coming to Purl City Yarns on Sunday 24th July from 12:00-3:00. She will be bringing samples of some of her hats and giving advise on making a hat the suits you. Woolly Wormhead will also be bringing along photos and samples from her upcoming book, Babeanies.

Woolly Wormhead designs a large variety of hats to suit every face shape and age. Those of you who don't think you look good in any kind of hat will be amazed! This is the perfect opportunity to find yourself the perfect knitted hat.

She is the author and designer of Going Straight: A New Generation of Knitted Hats, Wee Woolly Toppers and Twisted Woolly Toppers. Many of her designs are also available as single patterns.

This is a free event, but you must book in advance. If you'd like to book a spot, please e-mail

Friday, 1 July 2011

Ysolda Teague to Visit Purl City Yarns!

Ysolda Teague Knit Along - Sunday 3rd July
An Afternoon with Ysolda Teague - Saturday 30th July

Our copies of Ysolda Teague's new book, Little Red in the City have arrived! As an introductory offer, we are offering Little Red in the City for £18 until Monday, 4th July. With your printed copy of the book, you will also be eligible to receive a pdf e-book so you can easily access it anywhere.

To launch her new book, Scottish designer Ysolda Teague will be visiting Purl City Yarns on 30th July, where she will be talking about her new book and you will get to see some samples from Little Red in the City. The book contains seven patterns for cardigans, jumpers and vests that have been designed to fit a wide range of sizes, to fit bust sizes from 28-60", and is also a useful resources on how to successfully make sweaters that fit your body. Availability to this event is free, but limited, so you must book in advance. To book, ring us at 0161 425 3864 or book online.

To kick off the event, Purl City Yarns will be hosting a Ysolda Teague knit along throughout the month of July starting this Sunday 3rd July from 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Come to the shop this Sunday to cast-on your Ysolda project, or if you're already working on one of Ysolda's patterns, bring it along, it doesn't have to be from her new book.

Ysolda Teague is also the designer of Whimsical Little Knits and her designs have been published in Twist Collective and Debbie Stoller's new book, Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting.