East Coast or West Coast?
Company has two amazing retreats scheduled
this spring, and you're invited.

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the date
Friday evening March 3rd through Sunday March 5th , 2017

the event
You will visit Purl Soho’s Broome Street store for a private shopping experience.
You will spend your days in two gorgeous Brooklyn creative spaces.
You will eat specially catered food morning, noon, and night.
And you will knit!

Julie Hoover, Catherine Lowe & The Purl Soho Design Team
(including co-owners Joelle Hoverson, Jennifer Hoverson Janke, and Page Marchese Norman, and designers Laura Ferguson and Whitney Van Nes)

General registration opens on 11/01/16 at 11:00 a.m. ET
All registration will be handled through Purl Soho

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Space is nearly full, so reserve your spot as soon as possible!



Since 2002, Purl Soho has been sharing their passion for beauty and exceptional design, for natural fibers and crafting traditions. Their shop in New York City’s Soho neighborhood is a haven and special destination for needle crafters of every walk of life. Known for their gorgeous collection of exclusive yarns and their online knitting patterns, there is no shortage of creativity and inspiration coming from these amazingly talented people. This will be a unique opportunity to meet co-owners Joelle Hoverson, Jennifer Hoverson Janke, and Page Marchese Norman, and designers Laura Ferguson and Whitney Van Nes, to hear their stories and get an intimate look at how they put it all together.



We kick the weekend off on Friday evening at Purl Soho’s Broome Street shop. There you will have the chance to gather and mingle with other Knitting in the City participants, including the guest designers. Saturday will be spent at Sunday Suppers, a restored industrial space in Brooklyn’s South Williamsburg neighborhood.  Sunday starts off with some private shopping time at Purl Soho. and then we will spend the rest of Sunday in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn at Saipua‘s beautiful studio space (shown above). All of this is detailed out for you right here.

the date
Thursday afternoon April 20th through Sunday morning April 23rd , 2017

the event
Three nights of lodging, meals, activities and giveaways.
Kick back, share stories, enjoy great food and peaceful surroundings, and keep your needles moving.
And if you need help with a pattern, or want to explore a stitch technique, or are curious about a fiber, just ask.
We’ll be hanging out with you the whole time.

Julie Hoover, Catherine Lowe, Clara Parkes, and Cecelia Campochiaro

Signups begin Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.
All registration will be handled through our amazing host, Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

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Space sells out quickly, so be ready to grab your spot!



Author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community. Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, and yarns, Parkes has championed the notion of slowing down and paying closer attention to what you knit. She divides her time between city and country in Maine, always writing from a desk in the kitchen.



Cecelia appeared on the knitting scene in 2015 with her debut book, Sequence Knitting.  Textiles, photography and the arts have been a lifelong passion running in parallel with her technical life.  Knitting was a causal pastime until she had an ah-ha moment in 2010, and realized that textured fabrics could be created by the simple repetition of a sequence of stitches. This idea evolved into Sequence Knitting, which is a mindful approach to knitting that leads to textured reversible fabrics. Her current obsession is how to best use different yarns and colors in combination with sequence knitting stitch patterns to make new and interesting fabrics. Cecelia lives and works in Silicon Valley, where she develops specialized microscopes used in computer chip manufacturing.

Come knit with us.

Julie Hoover


Recognized for her minimal aesthetic and attention to fine detail, Julie focuses on designing knitwear that is simultaneously causal and elegant—a signature style that has developed over the years in her work as a visual merchandiser, art director and freelance designer. Her passion for knitting began in 2008, and quickly led her down the path of focusing entirely on knitwear design (finally finding the right niche for her BA in Clothing & Textiles). Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Julie spends her time designing as part of the in-house design team for Brooklyn Tweed and her own independent label.

Catherine Lowe


Known for her original and unique construction techniques and her pairing of luxury fiber with elegant design, Catherine has developed an approach to hand-knitting that rethinks its traditional technical and design vocabularies and translates distinctive elements of couture dressmaking into refined techniques for the hand-knitter. Catherine teaches widely, designs for her eponymous brand, and is the author of The Ravell’d Sleeve.