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Kristy Glass is coming to the shop!

Meet and Greet with Kristy Glass Friday, May 17  3-6 pm. Kristy Glass is an iconic figure in the knitting industry.  She is a talented knitter and crocheter who reports about all of her yarn adventures on her inspirational YouTube channel “Kristy Glass Knits.” She has over 25k subscribers!! Kristy entertains her audience with her latest knitting projects, yarn hauls, and reviews.  She […]

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LYS DAY

Come celebrate our favorite holiday this weekend! Local Yarn Store Day is a very special day where the yarn world celebrates all the hard work that WE, your brick and mortar yarn store, do – and we are pretty happy about that!  We have tons of GIVEAWAYS to include in your purchases throughout the weekend. Here’s what we are doing to thank all […]

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2019 Newport Knitting Retreat

Treat yourself…. We are excited to announce the 2019 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 historical Viking Hotel  for the weekend of March 22-24, 2019 Situated atop Newport’s Historic Hill, Hotel Viking is a luxury hotel that offers cozy guestrooms, […]

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Party at the Purl Thanksgiving Weekend!

We’re kicking off the holidays with a bang! Next weekend we have packed the calendar with fun events to start celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.   Wednesday, November 21 The shop will close at 5 pm – there are no evening Knit – In’s Thursday. November 22 CLOSED – Happy Thanksgiving! Friday, November 23 We have cleared […]

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Farmer’s Daughter Fibers

We are glowing with excitement to be the newest stockist of Farmer’s Daughter Fibers. Born a farm girl, Candice English, the owner and operator at The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers, embodies her heritage & home state of Montana into all aspects of her work. “The heritage of The Farmer’s Daughter is what inspires.  The early years of my life were spent […]

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Are you a WOOLADDICT

WOOL ADDICTS IS HERE!  A new collection from the European brand Lang Yarns has just arrived. It’s modern and fresh.  New fibers in a palette of three trend colors plus neutrals in tones of gray and beige make the collection easy to wear. The designs are right off the runway.  Simple, easy fitting and relaxed, they’re the way you like to knit, and the […]

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Come squeeze this cashmere!

ECO–CASHMERE IS HERE!! Brand new from our friends at Blue Sky Fibers, Eco–Cashmere is a 100% cashmere yarn made in Italy. Composed of a blend of recycledcashmere and virgin cashmere, it is sustainability crafted, luxurious, and light-weight with a unique lofty spin. Eco–Cashmere works beautifully on a size 6-7 needle and knits up at 5.5-5 stitches per inch. Hold it doubled for a chunky gauge – It is […]

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New for Summer – Medina

Warm colors ebb and flow in this long-color repeating yarn that is ideal for summer accessories and garments. Berroco Medina blends cotton, acrylic, and viscose in a DK-weight yarn with gorgeous colors. The accompanying pattern booklet maximizes the color changes in Medina with simple shapes and silhouettes that are ideal for warmer months. “Vista” Variations on slipped-stitch patterns create a […]

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LYS DAY and QING FIBRE

April 21 is “Local Yarn Shop Day” We will be celebrating with a kick off event for our “Knitting For Knowledge” campaign. For more information check out our website HERE Volunteer knitters can stop in and pick up their supplies. The insane amount of yarn that we received has been sorted and bundled together into fun color packs. We designed a quick and easy […]

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Brooklyn Tweed

INTRODUCING “At Brooklyn Tweed we are passionate about wool, knitting and design. We develop and manufacture breed-specific yarns that support domestic textile production—designing, sourcing, dyeing and spinning our yarns within the USA. Our design team is committed to producing high-quality, sophisticated knitwear patterns for the modern handknitter, specially tailored for the wool yarns we create.” Their exquisite yarns are sourced, […]

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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 2 & 3, 2018.   Gurney’s Hotel and Spa is […]

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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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