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Planet Purl Newsletter & Party Line Update - May 2012

  • MEET SUPERSTAR DESIGNERS NORAH GAUGHAN, WENDY BERNARD and ROBYN CHACULA LIVE ON THE PARTY LINE
  • SUMMER IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR LIGHTWEIGHT SHAWLS
  • FATHER"S DAY GIFT IDEAS, FREE PATTERNS AND TUTORIALS
  • LEARN NEW KNITTING SKILLS AT YOUR OWN PACE WITH OUR FREE ONLINE CLASS ARCHIVES
  • BOOK GIVEAWAY! JOIN OUR ONLINE KNITTING AND CROCHET CIRCLE AT PLANET PURL'S "HAPPY HOUR"


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Meet your favorite designers with Planet Purl's Party Line Events...

Happy Hour Happy Hour
Wed., May 16th
8 p.m. (eastern)


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Pour yourself a glass of wine, grab your knitting and get online... it's another Planet Purl Happy Hour! We're giving away a copy of "Deep South Knitting" during the event. See you there!
Knitting Nature "Knitting Nature
with Norah Gaughan
Fri., May 18th Noon (Eastern)

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One of our all-time fave designers, Norah Gaughan is known for her work at Berroco and for the mad way she turns the math found in nature into gorgeous knitted designs. She joins us in May to talk about her spectaculaneous book, "Knitting Nature". Finally available in paperback at a very pocket-friendly price, it's reason to celebrate on the Party Line. Giving away a copy? You bet!
Custom Knits Accessories "Custom Knits Accessories"
with Wendy Bernard
Tues., May 22nd
Noon (Eastern)


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With her follow up to Custom Knits, Wendy Bernard helps you find your inner design confidence for smaller projects with "Custom Knits Accessories". You know we're giving away a copy during the event, right?

Unexpected Afghans "Unexpected Afghans"
with Robyn Chacula
Thurs, June 14th
8 p.m. (Eastern)


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Crochet superstar Robyn Chacula calls on her own superstar friends, like Drew Emborsky, Edie Eckman, Kathy Merrick, Doris Chan and Kristin Omdahl, to present 29 designs that bring the crocheted afghan into the 21st century in her new book, "Unexpected Afghans Crochet". Robyn makes her visit to the Party Line to chat and to give away a copy of the book!

Planning a summer trip? We share our favorite yarn-shopping trips in this sample of our Planet Purl travel blogs. Don't leave home without checking out the yarn-shopping at your destination and printing our yarn-shopping dictionaries!

  • Paris, France

  • Brittany, France

  • Loire Valley, France

  • London, England

  • Williamsburg, VA

  • Newport, RI

  • Castle Road, Germany

  • Boston, MA

  • Alaska's Inside Passage, AK

  • Florence, Italy

  • Philadelphia, PA

  • New York, NY

  • Amsterdan, Netherlands

  • Versailles, France
  • London Blog

    Summer's officially just a month away. We love lacy knits for summer knitting and wearing. And since lace knitting uses so much less yarn, you get a lot of "bang" for your yarn-budget buck! It's February, so love is in the air! Here are some ideas to get you inspired to make intentional holes in your knitting.


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    Knit Red Heirloom Baby Knits now available for pre-order. Party Line alum Deborah Newton turns her eye for beautiful detail to baby garments.


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    Father's Day is just around the corner. Here are some quick gift ideas with these free patterns!

    New patterns are being posted to Planet Purl each week by designers and yarn companies. Search over 5,000 patterns.



    "Tri-Color Hat"
    by Caron

    FREE PATTERN

    "Headhugger Cap"
    by Coats & Clark

    FREE PATTERN

    "Em Dash Socks"
    by Cascade

    FREE PATTERN

    "Bias Knit Tie"
    by Knit Picks

    FREE PATTERN

    "Water Bottle Cover"
    by Berroco

    FREE PATTERN

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