Knitting ER


Have a problem with your project? Drop a stitch you can't pick up? Just want to have someone available that can help in case a problem arises? Come by during our Knitting ER Hours! Every Thursday from 3 to 5pm we will have help available to soothe your knitting woes. $10 per visit.



Stitch-N-Bitch is held Wednesday evenings from 5:10 till 7pm. It is a social knit night so come forge some new friendships and get some knitting done while you're at it! There is a $5 fee which can be paid upon arrival, or you can purchase 5 visits for $20!



We are offering two KALs this season!

  • January Selfish Knitting KAL - Powder and Dust. Between January 5th and the 18th, buy your yarn for the KAL at The Black Purl and get the pattern as well as admittance to the Cast On Party and Finished Object Celebration for only $10! Cast On Party is January 26th from 10:30 to 12:30, and the Finished Object Celebration is March 13th from 5 to 6pm.
  • The Italian Job KAL with Nancy Vandivert - This KAL is a great introduction to Mosaic Knitting! Yarn and pattern must be purchased from The Black Purl to participate. Pattern will be included in the KAL signup fee, which will be $25, and will include a download code for the pattern from Ravelry as well as access to the Cast On Party on March 23rd from 10:30am to 1:30pm, a help session on March 30th from 10:30am to 12:30pm, and the Finished Object Celebration on May 18th from 10:30am to 12:30pm!

Classes with Nancy

You've all asked for some focused classes for things like shawls, sweaters, and socks - and we listened! Nancy Vandivert will be holding classes here on select Saturday's for all of those things!

Skills required (except for Learn to Knit): Casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.

Current Classes offered:

  • Learn to Knit - The first Saturday of every month from 12:45 to 2:45pm. (Unless listed otherwise in the calendar!!) $40 per class, includes supplies. Current dates are January 12th, February 2nd, March 2nd, and April 13th.
  • 4x4 Fingerless Mitts - Single Class, offered twice. January 19th or February 23rd from 10:30am to 12:30pm. $40, requires yarn purchase from The Black Purl.
  • Beginner Socks Class - Series of 3 classes. February 2nd, February 16th, and March 2nd from 10:30am to 12:30pm. $100 for the series, requires yarn purchase from The Black Purl.

Please refer to the calendar below for a schedule of classes with Nancy. We would prefer if you sign up in advance as seats are limited to 6 for these classes. Classes that are full will be marked as such on the calendar.

Please click here to sign up for classes with Nancy.

Events and Classes at The Black Purl

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