Purl Soho opened over a dozen years ago with the goal of spreading our passion for exceptional design, natural fibers, and crafting traditions. Our entire team of employees shares a love for all things fiber and needlecraft, an enthusiasm for the history and the future of crafting, and a deep interest in sharing our knowledge and connecting with kindred spirits. If you feel the same way, come work with us!




Sample Knitter: NYC

Purl Soho is looking for meticulous and reliable Sample Knitters to hand knit our designs! Our ideal Sample Knitter is communicative and industrious and is also a critical thinker and impeccable knitter. This is a freelance job that requires close communication with Purl Soho’s designers and Design Coordinator, and candidates must live in the New York City area. If you are interested, please email us a cover letter describing your knitting background and please also include some photos of projects you have knit. We look forward to seeing your work!


Hand Knitting Pattern Designer

Are you an expert knitter with a keen sense of design, who is also capable of writing an excellent pattern? Are you familiar with our company and does its aesthetic strike a chord in your heart? Join the Purl Soho design team as a Hand Knitting Pattern Designer! In this freelance position, you will create original hand knitting designs for publication and use on Purl Soho’s website. You will work closely with the Creative Team to design accessories and housewares according to the company’s vision and needs. You will also write the patterns for your designs, communicating with Sample Makers and Editors to complete an accurate, accessible pattern aligned with Purl Soho’s standards. Finally, you will work closely with the Design Coordinator to ensure that projects are completed on time and as expected. If this sounds like the job for you, please send a cover letter, resume, and photographs of (or links to) the original patterns you've created that you think would most fit into our brand vision to We look forward to meeting you!


Create original hand knitting designs

        • Use Creative Officers’ design direction to create swatches, sketches, and samples of fresh ideas

        • Attend design meetings to present ideas to Creative Team

        • Discuss and decide on construction and pattern approach

        • Design within parameters of Purl Soho’s materials and resources

        • Take design suggestions from Team and implement them

    Write comprehensive knitting pattern for design

          • For sample maker

      Write complete and accurate pattern

      Note where weight or length measurements need to be taken

      Note where how-to photos need to be taken

      Be available to answer questions and receive notes

          • For publication

      Write pattern according to Purl Soho style standards

      Use language of Purl Soho patterns

      Use sizing standards of Purl Soho patterns

      If very simple, grade pattern for standard sizes

      Consider customer’s point of view: approachability, efficient use of materials, instructive techniques, etc

      Provide final measurements and gauge

      Finalize materials used, their quantities and colors (length, size, etc)

      Answer all editors’ questions in a timely manner

      Be available to answer questions from Comment Team, if necessary

      Communicate with Design Coordinator

          • Coordinate timeline from development to launch

      Understand and meet deadlines

      Understand and meet deadlines

        • Set up meetings with Creative Team

        • Coordinate need for additional materials, how-to photographs, new tutorials, etc

        • Keep Design Coordinator abreast of all developments, obstacles, and questions



        Do you love crafting and beautiful supplies? Come work behind the scenes at Purl Soho! We are looking for a capable Warehouse Associate to support our company's warehouse operations. You will stock, organize, and ship inventory, perform various warehouse activities, and provide excellent customer service via phone, email, and in-person. This part-time position is at our warehouse in Irvine, California. To apply, please email us your resume, availability, and salary requirements.


        • Pick, process, package, and ship orders accurately

        • Cut fabric yardage to precise measurements using a rotary cutter

        • Inspect products for defects and damages

        • Organize and tidy warehouse space

        • Unload and restock incoming inventory items appropriately

        • Answer customer phone calls and assist with questions regarding orders and inventory

        • Assist in-person customers

        • Assemble crafting kits to company specifications

        • Count inventory

        • Abide by all company safety and hygiene regulations

        • Perform all other assigned duties  


        • Excellent organizational skills

        • Ability to work comfortably in a small, collaborative environment

        • Punctuality, attention to detail, and a focus on quality control

        • Polite and cheerful attitude with customers (and co-workers!)

        • Ability to lift or move up to 30 pounds

        • Must be able to stand or walk for up to 3 hours at a time

        • Familiarity with Apple computers 

        • High school diploma  


        • A passion for crafts, especially knitting, crocheting, and/or sewing

        • Ability to answer customer questions regarding knitting and crochet patterns and other crafting projects



        Purl Soho’s New York City retail store is looking to add new sales associates to our team! Are you a needlecraft expert with a love for all the beautiful tools and materials you need to make them? Are you great at communicating with strangers and sharing your knowledge? Can you work independently in a sometimes-hectic environment? Are you positive, friendly and fun to be around? Yes, yes, yes and yes? Then, please email us your resume, a paragraph about why you want to work at Purl Soho, and 3 photos of your work in PDF format. We want to interview you!



        We are also always looking for friendly and enthusiastic people who love helping customers and sharing their passion for materials and crafts. Our New York City staff works in our busy Soho store, while our Orange County, California employees maintain our website, warehouse and shipping facility. If you’re in either location and are interested in joining the team, please send your resume and 3 photos of your work in pdf format to We will keep your information on file and will let you know if we have an opening for you!