Purl is a wonderful store, full of luxurious yarns and staffed by friendly , knowledgeable employees. They also have a large selection of needles and notions, though patterns are subject to a more limited selection. Some classes are offered, but the real allure of the store is the yarn. Alchemy silk and bamboo, Koigu, Rowan, luxurious cashmeres in an array of colors and weights -- every type of temptation known to knitters. The store also features a shopping website, which helps on the rare occasion when the store is low on the particular yarn you choose. whether you are just beginning, or an old hand, Purl is definitely worth a stop.