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2018 Newport Knitting Retreat

The perfect gift for yourself…. We are excited to announce the 2018 Newport Knitting Retreat Hosted by The Mermaid’s Purl How tremendous does 3 days of knitting, learning, sharing stories, enjoying great food and relaxing sound? We invite you to the luxurious Gurney’s Hotel of  Newport for the evenings of March 30 & 31, 2018. Gurney’s Hotel and Spa is an […]

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Knit Collage Trunk Show

” Knit Collage yarns are vibrant handspun creations that reflect their happy approach to the world” Every skein is lovingly made by a group of women in India. WANDERLUST   Their bulkiest yarn, it works up on a size 35 or 50 needle. Make any project, from a hat to a blanket, in one sitting! Counting Sheep Scarf   Pom Bomb […]

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Knit with color!

When yarn has color and texture it does all the work for you! Say hello to Millefiori This sweater is great for beginners—the body is knit flat in one piece and seamed, allowing the colorful yarn to make big, bold stripes. A variation on rib stitch adds a bit of texture to the fabric of this easy scarf. This tee […]

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Bulky and soft – Catena – New from Berroco

F Make the most of the soft and squishy Berroco Catena with these six knitting patterns that will keep you warm and cozy all winter long. A simple popover is an ideal layering piece for chilly days. After joining the bottom hems, this knitted poncho is worked in the round to the arms. A lofty yarn equals lofty cables, and the intertwining […]

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Quince and Co. wools are here

We are excited to announce that The Mermaid’s Purl  is a Quince and Co. flagship location. That means that we now carry a large selection of their beautiful wools. 100% American All of their wool yarns are 100% grown, processed, spun, dyed, twisted, and labeled here in the USA. 100% Natural Natural fibers – wool, linen, alpaca, mohair, etc. No […]

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Cast on with Quince and Co. Linens

It’s mid June, but doesn’t feel like it.  These rainy days are good for knitting. It’s a good time to cast on with linen from Quince and Co. and be ready for warm New England weather, if it ever arrives. 100% Natural Quince and Co. yarns are all Natural fibers. No chemical treatments – superwash, no thanks! And no petrochemical […]

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Summer Silk

SUMMER SILK A luxurious blend of cotton and silk, this chainette yarn is incredibly soft to the touch. It’s the perfect choice for a garment or accessory this time of the year. A dreamy yarn deserves dreamy patterns: these six knitting projects are ideal for this silky smooth DK weight.        “Maccabeau”, a simple oversized tee that is […]

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Join us for Joji Locatelli’s Mystery Wrap Knit Along

Joji’s designs are fun and whimsical.  Best known for her Boxy Sweaters and 3 Color Cashmere Cowl, she is a knitwear innovator. Here are the details from Joji: BEFORE BEGINNING️ Welcome to another rare mystery knit-along adventure with Joji. In the quest to knit this beautiful wrap (stole), we will have fun unveiling each clue while playing with color and texture. […]

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Stocking Stuffers

Need ideas? Fringe Supply Company cotton totes, Yarn Pyramid poster and Acessories. Knitter’s Keep – magnetic bracelet and metal stitch markers. Wrist Ruler Sheep Shop soaps and hand balm Three sheeps to the wind wine glass Mermaid’s Purl Bamboo  Ruler Interchangeable Needle Set Yarn Cash! Everyone loves gift certificates!

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MACRO trunk show is here until Christmas

MACRO – super bulky yarn for instant accessories! Macro is instant-knitting gratification—a super bulky blend of wool, acrylic, and alpaca in bold colors. This single-ply yarn works up quickly on big needles and is perfect for arm knitting. “Hana”, a cozy triangular shaped scarf that is knit side to side. “Dai”, an easy scarf knit lengthwise that combines colors. “Miyo”, […]

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Newport Knitting Retreat hosted by The Mermaid’s Purl

Newport Knitting Retreat The Mermaid’s Purl invites you to the Viking Hotel of Newport for the weekend of March 24, 2017. Treat yourself to 3 days of knitting, sharing stories, enjoying great food and relaxation. The luxurious Viking is an iconic historic hotel in the heart of downtown Newport. It has a classic New England feel of warmth, luxury and charm.  […]

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We’re moving!

We are very excited to announce our move around the corner. By the end of October we will  be all settled into our quaint  brick and mortar building located next to the old Ryan’s Market. We will keep you posted on the details of our move.  Shop is open as usual at 1 West Main Street until further notice. ******* In order […]

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WELCOME WOOLSTOK

New from Woolstok is spun from the finest Peruvian wool.  This worsted-weight yarn is strong, lofty and soft.  Available in a beautiful range of 20 heathered colors.  Rich in character with spectacular stitch definition- Woolstok is perfect for all types of projects! “Endless Wrap” by Sylvia Hager Wrap yourself in yards of cozy Woolstok. Fun to knit, fun to wear, the Endless Wrap is […]

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2016 Knitting Cruise is August 21!

Summer in Rhode Island means it is time for The Mermaid’s Purl Knitting Cruise. Join a group of knitters Sunday, August 21 from 9-Noon as we enjoy a guided tour through Newport harbor and the Bay aboard the beautiful Katherine. We meet at the ferry docks in Jamestown. A light breakfast will be served including mimosas and our homemade coffee cake.    Yarn guru and […]

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Norah Gaughan is coming!

We are thrilled to announce that knitwear designer Norah Gaughan is spending the day with us on Sunday, October 23. Norah is one of the industry’s best. She has written over 800 patterns, designed for many yarn companies and was the design director at Berroco for nearly nine years, where she published fifteen eponymous booklets. She is coming to the […]

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Exploration Station KAL

Join our Spring Knit Along- EXPLORATION STATION by Stephen West This stunning top down semi-circle shawl begins with easy shortcut rows and yarn overs followed by a variety of stitches including brioche ribbing, slipped stitches, stripes, and finally a beautiful chevron border. Don’t be intimidated- this project is a playful knitting journey! We have yummy kits available at the shop. […]

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Quince and Co. is here!

We are thrilled to have been invited to be a Quince and Co. linen shop. This is exciting for Rhode Island because we are the only shop in the state to carry these beautiful yarns. 100% Natural These organic fibers are never chemically treated. Spun in Italy, grown in Belgium, these beautiful linens are clean, smooth and crisp. Once they […]

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Corsica – new cotton/cashmere blend

CORSICA Spun with luxurious cashmere and the finest cotton, Corsica is a lovely yarn with beautiful stitch definition.  A Dk weight blend that is prefect for warm weather garments and accessories.  The accompanying pattern booklet contains patterns to both knit and crochet. This yarn glides across your needles with ease.  Offered in a palette of soft neutrals and pastels which works wonderfully for babies. […]

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Mykonos – linen blend

SPRING IS IN This beautiful linen, cotton and nylon blend knits and crochets into beautiful silky fabrics with amazing drape. The accompanying pattern booklet features modern designs with simple stich patterns. The Mykonos trunk show is at the shop through this weekend. Stop in!

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Great Rhody Yarn Crawl and Casapinka!

Join us the weekend of April 8, 9 & 10 for Rhode Island’s state-wide yarn shop celebration!  We will be accepting food donations for the North Kingstown Food Pantry.  Each non-perishable receives a raffle ticket to our grand prize basket, filled with yarns, patterns, books and more, worth over $100! We are excited to announce that creative knitwear designer Casapinka will be here next […]

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