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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 ..

Kids love Yellow

The Purl Box - Sunday, April 10, 2016
While still trying to decide whether or not to cast on these (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/low-tide-8) so cute socks by the lovely Kylie at Whiskey bay Woollens (http://whiskybaywoollen ..

Choose your J & S colours

The Purl Box - Sunday, February 28, 2016
We've had a lot of queries about getting in some J & S shade cards, to make it easier for working out what colour you really want. So we've plans to put in an order very soon, for som ..

Sweater drought

The Purl Box - Sunday, January 24, 2016
You may have noticed a small trend I've developed lately towards all things lace? More specifically, lacy, beaded shawls...? Not that there's anything wrong with that! Except I think I r ..

Melba Silk

The Purl Box - Sunday, November 08, 2015
Introducing our new Oyster Yarns laceweight - Melba Silk..... This new yarn is a direct result of my latest knitting obsession - beaded lace shawls. I've been hankering after a pure silk ..

Knitting and Texture

The Purl Box - Sunday, October 18, 2015
I've been a bit quiet here lately.... I've had lots of things I've been wanting to talk about, but I never seem to quite get my knitting to the point where I feel I can show you. All WIP' ..

Crazy for Cowls

The Purl Box - Monday, September 14, 2015
Okay, I'm not ashamed to admit to you, I'm a bit of a cowl addict. For starters, they are quick to knit. But mostly, they are so easy to wear. And they keep my neck warm. For the winter w ..

Project Management

The Purl Box - Wednesday, August 19, 2015
I don't know about you, but I've found this winter / year / decade to be one of those 'run around being busy, busy, busy' one's... but where at the end of the day, you sometimes just can't see whe ..


    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.