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Welcome to Purl Soho's Dumpling Bag Knit-Along!

Join for free and be automatically entered to win a $1,000 Purl Soho gift card!

We’re casting on for the Dumpling Bag! Designed for us by Jeannie Lee, this is a super fun, one-skein knit, sure to be a ton of fun... And when you sign up to knit it with us, eligible participants are automatically entered to win a $1,000 Purl Soho gift card, as well as more amazing prizes along the way! Here’s the scoop…

  1. Sign up by entering your email below
  2. Check your email inbox for a promo code to get a free pattern download and 20% off Blackbird Linen!
  3. Choose your favorite color (or colors!) and cast on!
  4. Look forward to emails with tips and encouragement, plus invitations to Zoom + Knit calls. Plus, anytime you want, you can watch recordings of our past Zoom + Knits right here. We always let you know how to skip ahead for technique demonstrations, so these videos can really be handy!
  5. To be eligible for prizes, you must be a resident of the United States and 18+ years old. This is because of international giveaway laws we have to follow, but please know that everyone everywhere can sign up for the promo code, pattern download, and to join the fun!
  6. For all the official rules, please click here.

Sign up here to join our free Knit-Along… We can’t wait to knit with you!

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What's A Knit-Along?

A Knit-Along (or “KAL”) is when a group of knitters work on the same project at the same time, learning from and supporting each other along the way. For this KAL, we'll be casting on for the Dumpling Bag, designed for us by Jeannie Lee, a California-based designer with a love for innovation and whimsy. Jeannie created this cleverly constructed little knit using just one skein of our earthy and beautiful Blackbird Linen. During the Knit-Along, you’ll knit up your own version (or versions!), while we'll send you occasional emails to keep you on track and to invite you to meet-ups on Zoom for some real-time chats! 


What To Expect

The official cast on day is June 1st, 2023, but knitters can join at any time between now and the end of the Knit-Along, which is July 9th, 2023.


We'll be sending you emails full of useful info, including links to relevant tutorials and reminders about our giveaways. We’ll also be hosting Zoom meetings for KAL-ers to see each other’s smiling faces and gorgeous WIPs (that’s Works In Progress)! Click here to sign up for our next one, which will be on Monday, July 10th at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific.


We all want to see each other’s progress, so be sure to share on Instagram with the hashtags #PurlSohoKAL or #PurlSohoDumplingBag, and you can upload your photos right here on this page, too (it’s easy!). We can't wait to see what you make!


What Is The Dumpling Bag?

Jeannie Lee’s Dumpling Bag is a bite-size knit that’s an elegant twist on the simple knot bag. You may learn some techniques along the way, including the Provisional Cast On and Kitchener Stitch and maybe also a thing or two about following a knitting pattern! All you need to make your bag is one skein of our beautiful Blackbird Linen. A light worsted (or DK) weight, this 6-ply 100% French linen is a super hard-working yarn. It makes a strong and sturdy bag with a lovely drape and subtle shine. The Dumpling Bag is a quick and fun knit that’s super useful, too, so be warned, you’re going to want to make more than one!


And Giveaways, Too!

Signed up? If you live in the United States and are 18 years or older, you are automatically registered for our amazing KAL giveaways! 

  • Throughout the KAL, we’ll be giving away some our favorite Purl Soho products, including yarn bundles, tools, notions, and more
  • At the end of the KAL on July 9th, 2023…
    • One lucky knitter will receive a $1,000 Purl Soho gift card
    • Two will get $500 Purl Soho gift cards
    • Four will receive $250 Purl Soho gift cards

We will also be giving away special surprises throughout the KAL for knitters who share progress photos on Instagram with the hashtags #PurlSohoKAL or #PurlSohoDumplingBag, on this page, or by emailing them to knitalong@purlsoho.com. Plus, eligible knitters who share progress photos by July 9th will also be included in a separate giveaway for another round of Purl Soho gift cards in the same amount as listed above.

We will announce the winners on Instagram and also by email, so please make sure you’ve signed up with your current and correct email address and have cleared Purl Soho from your spam folder.


For official rules, please click here.



Feel free to reach out us with any questions at knitalong@purlsoho.com. We’ll get right back to you!


Oh, and looking for info about our previous Knit-Alongs? Click here to catch up on all the fun we've had with our past KALs!