Saint Honoré Boulangerie, a treat in Nob Hill

  The staff at Knit Purl had an amazing time photographing the newest addition to our exclusive yarn collection — Nob Hill cashmere — right in the heart of this beautiful district. Our location was none other than the lovely Saint Honoré Boulangerie. This elegant bakery specializes in breads and pastries made meticulously in the […]

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October 24, 2013 by Hannah

Fashion City

  It’s no big secret that Portland is emerging as a city known for fresh fashion and design. The local design community has delivered a handful of winning designers on Project Runway and has been featured in fashion shows around the world. I recently discovered an amazing stage for these designers and their creations.   […]

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August 29, 2011 by William
Tags: Portland

Chocolate Standard

I met a chocolatier today. Everyone else in the world has the wrong job.  He goes by the name of Jesse, and he co-owns the chocolate bar Cacao, named after the cocoa bean producing tree. Located on SW 13th just off of Burnside, Cacao sets the standard for gourmet chocolate. Step inside and you enter a […]

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July 20, 2011 by David Cameron
Tags: Portland

Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials

So, by now, you may have seen our Provisional Cast On tutorial.  If not, check it out, since it seems that Sandy Kay and I are odd ducks (well, you knew that already) and we do it differently than anyone else.  And, as you never know when the odd technique will come in handy, we’ve […]

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March 03, 2010 by Sara M

About last night…

I’ve been asked ordered to tell all of our lovely Knit Purl blog readers about the dinner had with Jared last night: From left to right: Sandy B., Kristin Spurkland, Jared Flood, Bing, Sara M. (moi), and Sandy Kay. But I fear that were I to actually tell you what a truly excellent time we […]

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January 08, 2009 by Sara M
Tags: Portland

the meltdown

The snow vanished, finally. Instead of a white apocalypse, we had this on Friday: And, as of today, there is no snow on the ground downtown (thank goodness). Other new bits and bobs: “An Evening with Jared Flood” tickets are officially available to registrants. Be sure to drop by the store and pick up your […]

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December 29, 2008 by Sara M
Tags: Portland

Wires and glass.

Over the past 10 days, we’ve had the pleasure of being visited by Catherine Lowe. Aside entertaining us with several days of fantastic Couture Knitting workshops and a wicked sense of humor, Catherine also taught a mini-workshop on blocking garments with blocking wires: It was a bit of a shame that so few people could […]

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October 14, 2008 by Sara M
Tags: Portland

Of Muttonchops and Commentary…

…but first: Those who’ve traveled to the SKIF knit-a-long blog might be aware of certain unfortunate “events” that took place while I was knitting Zena (Warrior Princess).(check out the button somewhere over there)These events centered around my inability to count, as well as my sieve-like memory. At some point in knitting the body, I decided […]

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July 18, 2008 by Sara M
Tags: Portland

Shameless yarn (and sock) pr0n

It’s no secret that Knit Purl is starting our very own Sock Club in September… In fact, I have to be careful what I say to whom, let I spoil the surprises we have in store. But, luckily, I have a treat for those of you who are sock-inclined – a sneak peek at one […]

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May 14, 2008 by Sara M
Tags: Portland