Carson Demers Returns To Four Purls

Carson Demers Returns To Four Purls!
Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26
By day Carson is a physical therapist who operates an award winning ergonomics program for a San Francisco medical center. Every other moment he’s knitting, spinning, designing, teaching, or otherwise up to some fiber fun – always with a watchful eye toward ergonomics. His passion and experience in fiber arts combine with his expertise in physical therapy and ergonomics to create a unique skill set that he eagerly shares with the fiber community to keep us all creating healthfully – and comfortably – ever after.

Carson teaches at knitting, spinning, and other fiber events throughout the US. He loved teaching at Four Purls so much last time, he couldn’t wait to return and we are so happy to have him back!

He will be teaching 2 great classes and will be offering knitting analysis

Click here to see his class offerings

Holiday Hours

Introducing Bodacious Bulky

Emma’s Yarn Bodacious Bulky is a 100% Superwash Merino with 106 yards per 100 gram skein.

3 plies gives this yarn a gorgeous twist and it is so soft to the touch.  Your favorite bulky hats, scarves and sweaters with work up so quick and beautifully in this bodacious base.

Find it here.

Weaver’s Weekend with Liz Gipson at Four Purls

Liz Gipson is coming to Four Purls for a Weaver’s Weekend February 21-23, 2020.

We have two packages available:

Immersive Weekend Single Occupancy – $677 includes:

Hotel stay for 2 nights at the Winter Haven Hampton Inn

Friday night Wine, Cheese and Chocolate reception, Trunk show and demonstration with Liz. 

Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at Four Purls on Saturday

Breakfast at the hotel and Lunch at Four Purls on Sunday

(2) 6 hour classes with Liz – Color Work and Weave The Perfect Towel

Saturday evening weaving session with Liz

Coming with a friend? Room together and save: 2 per room $543 each includes everything in the Immersive Package for each guest. Hotel rooms offer two Queen Beds

 

Commuter Package – $409 includes:

Friday night Wine, Cheese and Chocolate reception, Trunk show and demonstration with Liz. 

Lunch and Dinner at Four Purls on Saturday

Lunch at Four Purls on Sunday

(2) 6 hour classes with Liz

Saturday evening weaving session with Liz

Materials are not included. Kits for each class will be available to purchase in January or at the Friday night event. No homework (pre-warping) is required. 15″ rigid heddle loom with 8-dent reed required for the classes.  We have looms available for rent if you need them.

Four Purls Getaway to Kalamazoo

We are so excited to bring you to our hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan for our very first knitting getaway! While we’re officially located in Winter Haven, FL we really want to share with you the beautiful city where we retreat each summer. Known for its breweries and art scene you are sure to fall in love as we have. We’ll be joined by knitting rockstars Kate Atherley, Ann Budd, and Melissa Kemmerer for an amazing weekend of learning, knitting and tons of fun!

The retreat will be July 16-19, 2020 at the fabulous Radisson Plaza Hotel in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, walking distance to specialty shopping, breweries, distilleries and coffee roasters as well as world-class dining. With so much to explore we know you might not be ready to go home when the weekend is over. Join us for an epic 4-night add-on where we take you to some of the very best that the city has to offer.

Kalamazoo is so much fun that your non-knitting companion is going to want to tag along! With plenty of shopping, breweries, and museums within walking distance, they are sure to keep busy. We have also arranged transportation for our activities. They will be entertained while you are in class!

More Information & Sign Up Here

Annual Stash Sale: November 22-24

Mark your calendars!

This is THE time of the year to get the most epic deals on a huge variety of yarn! You absolutely don’t want to miss it.

Friday, November 22 – 2pm – 5pm
Saturday, November 23- 10am – 3pm
Sunday, November 24 – 10am – 3pm

Thank you to everyone who has registered for a spot in the sale. We are currently at full capacity and can not accept anymore stash.

If you are signed up and have received your number you can drop off starting on Sunday, November 17. All leftovers must be picked up by Sunday, November 30

Labor Day Weekend Hours

addi FlexiFlips and addi Rocket 2 Squared now at Four Purls

addi Rocket 2 Squared knitting needles are a massage for your hands! The combination of slightly rounded squared edges and a uniquely textured tip surface promotes positive ergonomics when in use – stimulating circulation and reducing tension.
Rocket 2 Squared knitting needles sit perfectly in your hand and are effortless to hold. This is especially beneficial to those who may struggle with grip issues such as arthritis, etc.

addi FlexiFlips allow knitters to cast-on to an effortless new method of knitting socks, cuffs, hats, and many of other projects which are worked in the round.  Available in stainless steel and bamboo, the regular size FlexiFlips have 3.75″ tips with 2″ cord.  The XL have 4.25″ tips with 1.6″ cord.

Click here to see our stock of addi knitting needles

Chain of Lakes by Laura Dobratz

Winter Haven, Florida is known as the Chain of Lakes City. You can travel by boat through 28 lakes, connected by man-made canals. I love to spend the day exploring the lakes, docking at local establishments for a bite to eat or to listen to live music. You can even catch the famous ski show at Legoland Florida.

If you visit Central Florida, I highly recommend making a stop in Winter Haven to rent a boat or take a tour. Bring your knitting and join us at Four Purls!

This pattern is simple to knit and the small (pictured) takes just 400 yards of fingering weight yarn, the large takes 600 yard or one Hella Hank from Emma’s Yarn. The size is easy to adjust with more or less yardage.