Tuesday, January 15, 2013

3rd annual Fiber Festival

Purple Iris Yarn Shop
240 West Main St.
Marshall, MN. 56258
Fiber Festival 2013 

Special guests will include:
Connie Peterson-Loom Weaving                                            Prizes
Candy Taft-Spinning                                                          Refreshments
Celeste Suter-Spinning and much more                                
Frances Gregoire-Shirret Rug Making
Weaver's Guild
Jill Maisch-Green Camel
 *We invite you to come and observe all the unique demonstrations, ask questions and also participate, and we welcome Knitter's or Crocheter's to make blankets and hats for the:
 Avera Marshall Baby Marathon.
 Kickoff to pick up yarn for the Baby Marathon 
is Thurs. Jan. 17th.
Save 21% 
Janna's Birthday Bash Weekend!!
Happy Birthday to You!!
Please bring in this coupon on January 17th -21st and receive 21% off select yarn during our:
Downtown Marshall Winter Crazy Daze.
This is your chance to get some great buys. We have a lot of clearance yarn and discontinued yarn to move out. Limited supply so shop early for the BEST selection. Sale prices will include our Basement Bargains
Offer Expires: Jan. 21st
Purple Iris Yarn Shop | 349 West Main St | Marshall | MN | 56258

Friday, December 21, 2012

new scarf yarn

Yesterday I ended the post with this teaser...

 A pic of all the beautiful colors and hanks of this great new yarn. It is called Passion Nette by Plymouth yarn and unlike most of these novelty scarf yarns it isn't 100% acrylic.  It is consists of 68% cotton and 32% acrylic.  It really gives it a interesting feel to the yarn and more texture then most.  Not to mention the colorways are amazing my fav. is the mermaid looking color. Well I sat down last night and knit up the sample for you guys and here it is..
 Here I am modeling it.  One skein makes a decent scarf.  Very simple knitting you just spread the thread and co 8 (by picking up 8 loops along the edge) then knit 8 back and forth for the entire scarf.
 I took a up close picture so you can see the great texture and color.
This yarn is for sure a great departure from the typical scarf yarn for those who like a bit more of a natural feel to their yarn.  I would compare the texture and feel of it to malabrigo lace.  Go in and give it a look for your self.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

new arrivals..

 Here are the new arrivals we have to share with you this week.  First off we have Gina which is Worsted: 100% Wool and comes in balls of 109 yards.
 This is pattern #2351 entrelac shrug.  It is a great little shrug  from the front and from back..

 It has this beautiful entrelac detail.  A fun and color full knit.
 We also got in some great new tweeds in the encore line. 
 And it also has a great new pattern and sample in shop too.
 This is patter 2351 striped jacket. :)  There are some other new goodies, and things to share but they will have to wait for tomorrow, because I am working the sample up for you guys my self tonight :)  Here is a sneak peak..
Pretty isn't it??  Well tomorrow you will get introduced to this gorgeous stuff.  Have a good night guys and stay warm :)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New yarn :)

It has been a while, but I finally got some fun new yarns for me to share with you.  This one is a great novelty yarn.  It is called passion fur.  It is 100% Acrylic 15 yards (14 meters).  and works fabulous for trim on projects.

 Here is a great frilly fun soft scarf knit out of it.  I love it.
 and this fun hat  It is called the zhivago hat.  
Here is the link to that pattern

 We got in some great hand spun by Sharon. There is some green colonial wool..

and this wonderful variegated that is 60% super wash merino 30% bamboo and 10% nylon. 

The last thing I have left to share is some new colors in the Marble chunky. 
There are lots of great things going on ,and very few days to get your holiday gifts finished up.  So hurry in make some one on your list something warm and cozy from your heart this holiday season.  Make sure you look at the post on great quick knitting one skein gifts :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

7th Anniversary Celebration!

7 Great Days!!! (7 could be your lucky #)
                                    25% Off All Yarn
Huge Selection of In Store Specials Daily 
    $700 in Door Prizes. (Need not be present to win.)
This Sale continues for one full week through 
         Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. 
Thank You for your patronage over the last 7 years.
             We wish you and your family a very
              Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Sat. Nov. 17th - Alpaca Mania 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                      Real live alpacas out front.
Live Demonstrations - Refreshments
Penny Straker Trunk Show
Weaver's Guild - Sat. 10:00 AM - Noon
We will be demonstrating how to Knit Ruffled Scarves
Frances Gregoire - Shirret Rug Demonstrations 10am - 3pm
*28 Years*
  Marc is available to help you with all your sewing machine needs. He has serviced all makes and models of sewing machines since 1984. All makes and models receive superior care no matter how old and are fixed in a timely and professional manner.
Besides Marc's service on your machine, he has a full array of needles, bobbins, belts, foot controls, bulbs and more to keep your machine working like new. 

Free estimates are gladly given!

He will Fix your machine SEW nice!

Christmas Hours begin Sunday, Dec. 2nd
Sunday - Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday, November 9, 2012

New items

 Okay first off sorry I didn't get to update things in a few weeks.  We had some technical difficulties...aka my laptop cord fell apart..but moving on we have some great things to share this week. Lots of new berroco one of my personal favorite yarn brands.    

This is Quasar here is its stats Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)175 yards (160 meters) 100% Wool.
It has some great colors and is sort and fun.  The sample cowl here is Seyfert a free berroco pattern. 

 This is Lodge.  It is Bulky: 47% Nylon, 47% Wool, 6% Rayo.  It carries 98 yards (90 meters) per ball.  
This book has lots of great patterns for this yarn.

We got in elements which is a great metallic yarn.  It is Aran: 51% Wool, 49% Nylon and each ball carries 153 yards (140 meters).  We have a great in store sample which is this.

 It is called Tauri and is a key hole shawl. 

 It comes from berroco book #321 .
 We got in some other great berroco books also I will throw up a few quick pics of those :)

I have one last this to share for the week.  We have a great new sample for big time a great new yarn I shared a while back.    It is the leaves shawlette by Amy Gunderson. 
It is a super cute casual shawlette.  Big time comes in lots of fun colors and it only takes two skeins to knit this beauty up.
Well guys I am off but keep your eyes open because Tuesday I will post a special announcement.  :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New socks yarn...

 Okay in the past two weeks some great fall socks yarns have came in.   When I think of fall I think of my cozy hand knit socks.  My hubby says wearing hand knit socks is like having that "new sock feeling" every day and I totally agree!!  Another thing is socks are one of the gifts people request most from me.  Every one loves that luxurious cozy feeling they give.

So me being a avid sock knitter I couldn't wait to share these with you.  I was very excited for this one in particular.  It is one of my all time favorite sock yarns.  It is Pagewood Farms denali..  It is a great American hand paint yarn that is fun colors.  It doesn't pool so it works great for patterned socks with cables or lace.  They are also great for shawls. 
 Here is a great creation made with denali

 This is another great socks yarn that came in and is going to be lots of fun to work with..

 It is footrpint Blue Ridge yarns.  It comes with two skeins one larger for the body of the sock and a smaller contrasting color for the heel and toe. 
 There are lots of fun colors. There is even the patriotic red white and blue.  Here is a great example of how this yarn knits up..

 I love all the different combos..
 I tried to get pics of each one so you guys can see how great they are.
I hope you guys swing in and get some to knit yourself or someone you love a great pair.