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2020 Newport Knitting Retreat

Treat yourself…. We are excited to announce the 2020 Newport Knitting Retreat Hosted by The Mermaid’s Purl How tremendous does a weekend of knitting, learning, sharing stories, enjoying great food and relaxing sound? We invite you to the historical Viking Hotel  for the weekend of March 20-22, 2020! Situated atop Newport’s Historic Hill, Hotel Viking is a luxury hotel that offers cozy guestrooms, […]

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Slipped Stitches with Deborah Newton

We invite you Sunday,  November 3rd to learn about the world of slipped stitch patterns in an inspirational workshop with our favorite knitwear guru. Design your own Slipped Stitches Cowl Join Deborah Newton from 9 am – Noon to learn about the wide variety of colorwork slipped stitch patterns!  Slipped stitches only require knitting one color each row, so they can be a pleasing change from stranded […]

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Join us for the Knit Collage Knit-A-Long

“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. Our friend Amy from Knit Collage is hosting an inspirational KAL and we’re diving in with her! Here’s how it works:  You choose from one of these 4 amazing patterns. “The Pixelated Cardi” “The […]

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Anniversary Party June 29

La Bien Aimee is a luxury yarn company from  the heart of Paris, France.  These merino yarns are meticulously hand dyed in small batches.  The merino takes on color beautifully with incredible depth and crisp stitch definition. These yarns are extremely hard to get your hands on. There’s no better way to celebrate our 10 year anniversary than with a yarn party!  We will […]

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Knit with these Italian Linens

Quince & Co. is one of our favorite suppliers from Maine.  They create wonderful yarns in stunning palates, and accompany these fibers with stunning patterns. We’re overwhelmed with inspiration from their newest pattern collections using linens.  These pieces are perfect for warm weather – because Summer is here in RI!  Kestrel Linen Kestrel is a new take on a simple linen yarn. […]

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ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

WE’RE CELEBRATING OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE!! We’ve secretly been collaborating with some of our favorite vendors to create special limited editions of a few of our most popular items. Katrinkles designed these stitch marker bracelets especially for us.  Each bracelet has 10 charms for each of our 10 years.  The balls at the end of […]

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Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Knit and Crochet Along!

We are kicking off the warm weather with a Knit and Crochet along! We all know getting ready for those Fall woolen garments can be hard to keep up with during the warmer months, so we’ve teamed up with 40+ local yarn shops across the US, Canada, and Australia to bring you an amazing summer of fiber fun to keep those needles […]

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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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