About Us


The Cultured Purl has been enabling yarn addicts (and we're pretty proud of it) since 2004, with a stunning variety of high-quality yarns, as well as supplies for knitting, crocheting, and weaving. From Jul Accessories to Ashford looms, yarn crafters will find everything they need here to create their favorite handcrafted projects.

Locally owned and operated in Erie, PA, by mother / daughter team, Sue and Shirani Wickramasinghe, the mission at the Cultured Purl is to develop a friendly community of fiber arts enthusiasts where everyone feels welcome. Here, knitters and crocheters of all ages, styles, and skill levels can enjoy a wide range of classes and knit-a-longs, or just sit and chat with fellow fiber fanatics on a lazy afternoon. Project samples are displayed throughout the store to jump start your creativity, and there's always a friendly, helpful staff member nearby to answer your questions.

Our online store is a reflection of our comfortable, down home brick and mortar knit shop, with the same great selection of fine yarns and knitting accessories, along with opportunities to register for classes, and sign up for our information packed newsletter. There's always something fun going on at the Cultured Purl, so check back often to see what's new!