Purl by the Sea

Purl by the Sea
When we went to Montauk on Valentine’s Day, we of course had to make the obligatory stop at a yarn store. Montauk’s only yarn store (I think) is called Purl By The Sea and was very difficult to find, even though Montauk is super-small. I ended up having to call the owner (Nora Franzetti, also of the real estate shingle there) and she gave us step-by-step directions even though we were literally a block away. Montauk, you are so confusing.

Anyway, this is really a very nice store. My secret dream is to live in a summer beach town during the winter and be a “townie,” and this store seemed like the local hot spot for the townies in the winter. I was actually surprised they were open, because I assume Montauk does most of their business in the summer, but they were, and all the customers were having a grand old time. I think they were supposed to be having a knitting circle, but it seemed a bit more like a daily catch up. It seemed like a fun neighborhood spot, adding more fuel to my dream of becoming a beach-town townie. It also had an unusually wide range of yarns, price point-wise–this was the only boutique-type store I’ve seen with Red Heart and Lion Brand yarn, which is nice. They actually had a huge selection of everything, including lots of higher-end brands, all in a snug, cozy space.

And they gave me this free bag with purchase!

Purl by the Sea
Address: 34 South Erie Ave
Montauk, NY
Phone: 631-668-7875
website: montaukonline.net/purlbythesea/

Purl by the Sea

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One Response to “Purl by the Sea”

  1. March 27th, 2011 at 11:36 am #Nora Franzetti

    Thank you so much for the great write up! As some of you know Purl by the Sea closed 9/2009 but I am here to tell you that we have just re-opened in the same lovely spot! We are just coming off our Grand Re-Opening Party held 3/19/11 and we were lucky enough to have Rosemary Drysdale doing a book signing on her latest book Entrelac along with Carla Scott, editor in chief of Knit Simple and Vogue Knitting magazines do a slide show and bring a huge truck show of all the garments in the latest magazines. It was so good to see so many of our previous customers back and happy! We are open at 34 South Erie Avenue (lower level) Wed-Mon 1:00 to 6:00. We are just putting together a schedule of classes which will be held on Saturday and/or Sunday 10:00 – 12:00 am or 6:00-8:00 pm please give us a call 631-668-7875 to get an e-mailed copy of our schedule