Thursday, June 12, 2014

I'm back!!!!

It has been A LONG TIME.... But I am back to blogging...  This blog will be a place for you to find out what is going on at the Cultured Purl, check out new patterns, yarns, and learn knitting and crocheting techniques!  So WELCOME!!

Introducing Stash Camp!!

This summer series is for adults to learn something new plus get rid of some of that stash!

                                                     Photo Credit by LauraNelkin  Flickr

Mudra Cuff
by Laura Nelkin
This is an awesome stash buster! A perfect gift, get a jump on your holiday knitting! The clasp and the pattern will be provided in the class and will be sent to your Ravelry Account and E-mail
You will need:
20 yds Fingering/ sock wt. yarn and
144 Size 8 glass seed beads, [approx. 4 grams]
12 Size 6 glass seed beads, [approx. 1 grams]

Wednesday June 18th 6:30-8:00

Leftover yarn projects!

Decorate flowerpots, vases, or candle holders with your left over yarn.
One flower pot will be provided.
You will need:
leftover yarn (all different weights), and a darning needle.

Wednesday June 25th 6:30-8:00

Okay, these next two have nothing to do with

your yarn stash, they are just cool!!

Make your own Personal Care Products
Learn to make your own gentle, non-toxic personal care items. Participants will make and take home mouthwash, toothpaste, face and body lotion, deodorant, shampoo, and lip balm. 

Saturday July 12th 10:00-12:00
$35 all materials are included

Make a skirt out of a t-shirt!

In this class you will be making a skirt pattern, which could either be made by working from a favorite skirt, or taking a few measurements and creating a paper pattern. We will be sewing this skirt out of old t-shirts

Saturday August 16th 10:00-2:00
$45 Materials included
Stay tuned for more fun Stash Camp Classes....

Friday, July 15, 2011


This yarn is WONDERFUL!! Soft, textured, lovely... :) Found this shawl on Ravelry...It's on my list....

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Mama's got a brand new bag...

Jordanna Paige Trunk Show

The Trunk show kick off party is

Saturday May 7th 12-4

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Summer of Socks

Summer Of Socks

Ok, we know it is not yet summer ...but now is the time to sign up for our
Spectacular Summer of Socks.

You will receive:

3 spectacular sock yarns,
3 patterns
Some great gifts
And coupons!!
Featuring beautiful hand dyed yarn from Space Cadet; Lovely sock yarn from Sweet Georgia, and a glitzy sterling silver blend from Kraemer Yarns.

We will have an optional knit-along the second Saturday of June, July, and August 10:30-12:00
Class Fee: $100
A 50% deposit is due by May 28th. The balance will due by June 11.
Space is limited so sign up now

Back to the loom...

These into this......

Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Crochet Workshop
Saturday April 9th 10:30-2:30

Learn the art of Tunisian Crochet with our guest teacher Janette Higgins. Tunisian crochet is sometimes considered a mix of knitting and crocheting. In this class you will be using a large extended hook to make this beautiful wrap. No crochet experience needed.
The workshop fee is $60 and includes the hook and the book. The yarn used for this wrap is about 500 yds of a combination of knit-along yarns to heavy worsted. Feel free to bring some stash yarns. We will also have some yarns that would be appropriate.

Show and Tell...

Keep you projects coming!! We love to see you finished creations...

The Queen of Hats!!

Most of you know our friend Rita...She has been VERY busy knitting hats! She has knit over 50 hats since December!!!! All with her stash!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

What's New

New colors in the Nashua's cotton linen blend.

Marina! The newest version of the ruffle scarf.

Locally made, BEAUTIFUL knitting bowls

Temis, a cotton, acrylic nylon blend. The thick and thin spin gives great texture.

Perfect for a summer shell or sweater.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Betty's Back!!

Betty will be teaching a class on this beautiful felted bag on:
March 5, 19 and 26 11:00-12:00

Knit and Crochet Show

Cultured Purl on the road at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Show...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thanks Grandma!!!

Gotta love hand knit knee socks!

Monday, January 03, 2011

My first attempt at "looming"

Leo: " Mommy, are you Looming something for me?"

Ok... it is not perfect, edges are crazy, a bit wobbly, but I LOVE WEAVING!!!!! I love mixing all the colors and textures...It is making me look at my stash in a whole new way!


I am proud to say we are now distributors of Ashford Looms!!! Stop by and see my Knitters's portable!!!!!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Hurry...knit faster

This is the time of year for quick knits, here are a few we have been working on...

Estimated knit time (EKT) 2hrs

This is an easy one, the yarn does all the work:

US 17 needle

Cast on 10

Knit every row

EKT: 4hrs

A customer came in the other day with a very cute I-cord braided scarf....this is how I made mine:

size 15 DPNS

Cast on 5 stitch with three different balls of yarn (15 st total)

Knit your i-cords until desired length...

braid the three i-cords..tie each end...done

Hat EKT: 2hrs

Cowl EKT: 4hrs

The pattern for the hat can be found here, and the cowl here.

New sock kits!

Not only are these socks cute, your purchase will support Ovarian Cancer Research!!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Christmas is coming....

I have finished Leo's I have to whip up Stuies!! to go knit ;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


We are lucky to have a Dimension Art Button truck show here at the Cultured Purl!! It is here until Monday so stop by and see these one of a kind works of art!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Upcoming Classes at the Cultured Purl

Mitten Madness October 30 and November 6 1:00-3:00

Toe up Socks October 31, and November 7 12:00-1:30

Yoga for Knitters November 6 10:00- 11:30

2 Socks-2 Circs November 14, 21 and December 5 12-1:30

Ornaments November 13 1:00- 3:00

Fall Sweater Knit-along Starts October 23 10:00-12:00

Friday, October 08, 2010


Ok...I am down to these three sweaters for my knit-along project! What do you think? What are you thinking about knitting

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Want to knit this....

or this????

Which one should I knit in the fall sweater knit-along? What would you knit?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010


This is Leo's Dino hat...a work in progress. He has big ideas for his hat... First I was going to make a hat to match his brothers hat....

Leo: "no mommy, that is just not colorful enough for me." I made him a colorful hat out of Cobble Stone yarn (Lovely yarn!!!)...

Leo: "It's just a little boring....I think it needs dinosaur spikes. Lot of dinosaur spikes."
Ok...So now it has spikes...and it will have a tail that has "two pointy triangles on the ends with spikes going all the way down "

This boy needs to start knitting his own designs!!! :)


A scarf made with Noro.....Yes Noro...this beautiful yarn has subtle color changes.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Betty's Bag Class

Learn how to make these beautiful felted bags in Betty Rossiter 's class
September 22 and October 6.
Call for details.