Knit Purl Turns 12

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This week is Knit Purl’s birthday—we are turning 12 this year! Our founder, Darcy Cameron, first opened our doors in 2005 in the heart of downtown Portland. Since the beginning, Darcy has made a point of carefully curating a selection of elegant notions and local, unique, or hard-to-find yarns of the highest quality.  Only a couple years after opening Knit Purl, Darcy was inspired to create her own line of yarn. In 2007, Shibui Knits was born in the basement of Knit Purl.


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A note from Darcy:

“When I started Knit Purl 12 years ago I was focused on elevating the whole experience of shopping for yarn. I was obsessed with making sure every aspect of the business from the design of the interior, the product mix, events and business practices were top notch. It didn't take long for me to understand that in pursuing these goals it would be people and relationships that would take center stage. Of course, the vision is what keeps us excited about continuing to improve but what ends up being most important is who you're doing it with and for.

It ends up that working toward an ambitious goal with a talented and energized team has been the most satisfying part of owning this business. We challenge our team to do things they aren't sure they are capable of and when they succeed their deep sense of pride and accomplishment. It's a joy to see.

Seeing a customer in the store that has been coming in since the beginning is like seeing and old friend that you've been through a lot with. That customer has seen us at our best and at our worst. They've been with us as we evolve and grow.

Now, looking forward, I'm excited about working hard with our dedicated team to deliver an even better experience for our customers. To all of you who have participated in this evolving experiment, know that my heart is full of gratitude.“


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In-store Events
This year we are celebrating our birthday the whole week! You’ll receive 10% off Shibui Knits with the purchase of a Knit Purl Tote Bag. If you already have one, bring it with you to the store and we’ll extend the discount to you! (in-store only 4.10.17 - 4.16.17).
On Wednesday April 12th we are planning on having a party from 6pm-8pm. There will be knitting, cake, cider, and Darcy will be there!

Online Events
There will be a special treat to all of our customers on our newsletter list! We will let you know what it is in our Friday Ecard.

Online & In-store
We are launching our limited edition Knit Purl colorway: KP Anniversary 2017, in Luxe by Rhichard Devrieze. Luxe is a fingering weight 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere yarn.



April 10, 2017 by Lacey Link
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Sharon Kelly said:

I hope to see some of your kits in the future

Angela Econ said:

Hi Darcy!

What is that beautiful gray cowl you’re wearing? I love it!

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