Yarn Weights & Why They Can Be Confusing

I was recently asked about why a yarn say’s it’s 2ply but it’s a 4ply weight and this lead me to some random thoughts so here they are. So yarn weights are typically lace weight, fingering, DK, Aran, Chunky. Now the confusion comes in. As a rough...

Making wool/yarn accessible to all.

I know that my shop is very specialist and that I do carry a lot of high end and high priced wool. However I do carry yarns at lot’s of different price points. I will never carry acrylic yarn at £1.99 for a 100g that’s not what my shop is about and there...

What’s Going On With Purl A Row

It’s taken me several day’s to sit down and put these word’s out as a blog post, as i’ve fought with my own mind as to whether I need to justify with you all what I am doing and why but as I am still being questioned about my actions and why I...

Sponsorship Programe

I am going to be running a sponsorship programme for my online classes and in shop classes. I have 10 sponsorships on offer. The sponsor ship will cover all the costs except travel if needed to the shop. This programme is for the use of young people of colour,...

Knit Lit Box

This surprise knitting box will come with every thing you need for a cosy read and knit.You will get a book knitting related of course. It could be a romance, chick flick, a murder mystery but it will be knitting themed.You will also get a surprise knitting kit that...

Come work for Purl A Row

I am looking for an assistant to come and work with me to start with on a Saturday once or twice a month before eventually doing this on your own on Saturday’s and cover me when I am on holiday or have my son. The shop is built on a love for wool and British...

Leyland Shawl Winter KAL

Winter Warmer Yes I know it’s only May but you know it’s just over 5 months till winter and the way this year is panning out it doesn’t hurt to be prepare now does it? Unlike last year where I sent the yarn in instalments this will all be sent in one...

Hat Vent

Join me in knitting some christmas cheer for your home or as a gift. I have teamed up with the lovely Helen of Giddy yarns to bring you this box of christmas cheer. The box will include enough yarn to knit all the hats in the pattern, the pattern in print and emailed...

Are we stuck in the dark ages?

This week several things have wound me up in the woolly comunity. Shaming people for spending their money on yarn whilst we are in a pandemic, telling people of colour they have no place in this community and mansplaining how we shouldn’t knit top down sweaters....