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New Year, New Yarn

The Purl Box - Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Welcome to 2018! I have the feeling she's going to be a good one. And thank you all for making 2017 such a fun, joyous & yarn filled adventure. We may have been a little on th ..

Big Blue Skies Sale

The Purl Box - Friday, November 24, 2017
There seems to be a lot of Black Friday sales popping up this side of the Pacific. I admit I wasn't too sure what sad occurrence had prompted the naming of a day Black Friday ... being Austr ..

Shop update and the KANGAKIWI KAL

The Purl Box - Sunday, January 22, 2017
If you've been on Facebook or Instagram lately, you may have noticed that the very lovely Karen, our friend at Woolgathering Australia has been very busy organising lately. In the fullest spir ..

Festive Wishes

The Purl Box - Friday, December 23, 2016
At this end of the year, it's common to look back & take stock of what's been. And 2016 has sure been an interesting, fascinating year for pretty much everyone globally. And unfortunately, i ..

It's okay to change my mind

The Purl Box - Sunday, December 04, 2016
Sometimes you find it doesn't matter how much you've planned & thought & dreamt about a particular project / yarn combination, when it comes to the execution of it, you get half way throug ..

MKAL's & meet-ups

The Purl Box - Sunday, October 23, 2016
One of us is struggling a little in the post Tongan Holiday weather that Victoria is currently throwing at us. So when Anita saw the notice go up for the next Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat-a-long ( ..

Shetland ... Part 1

The Purl Box - Monday, October 10, 2016
If you've been following us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thepurlbox/) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thepurlbox/), you'll know that the both of have just come back from holiday.  ..

Tosh your Haps!!

The Purl Box - Friday, July 08, 2016
Okay, so it's the worst sort of word pun, the title of this post, but both our newest yarn brand, Madelinetosh (http://www.thepurlbox.com/Default.aspx?A=ProductSearch&PageID=5528908&SE=Tru ..

Dark, Dark Hoose

The Purl Box - Monday, June 13, 2016
You may have noticed that we've just recently gotten in a new shipment of Jamieson & Smith's 2ply Jumperweight Yarn, expanding our range of these totally impressive colours. We asked you earl ..

Fantoosh! KAL

The Purl Box - Sunday, May 08, 2016
So If you've been looking at our group page (http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-purl-box/topics)on Ravelry lately, you'll have noticed that we've decided now is the perfect time for a Fantoosh! (h ..


Useful Links


Paradise for knitters! Seriously – you’ll find anything and everything you wanted to know about knitting – and a fabulous community of like-minded souls. (PS – you’ll find us there too)

Spud & Chloë

Home of this lovely brand of yarn.  Have a look round!

Blue Sky Alpacas

We are so happy to carry this line of yarn. Gorgeous stuff.


One of the best knitting resources all-round.

Twist Collective

Beautiful patterns, great articles.  A fantastic on-line magazine with heaps of inspiration for all.


One of the first and still one of the best on-line resources for knitters.


Another great place to find that special pattern you’ve been looking for.

The Yarn Harlot

A seriously great knitter – and funny to boot.  We love her.