close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Friday, May 17, 2019

Summer Interweave

There are some pretty sweaters and wraps in the newest Interweave Knits! Plus, lobster socks, of course.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Brrr! We are back to chilly weather here in Portland! How about a cozy cashmere cowl? This Lang Cashmere Light is warm and knits up into a dense and buttery-soft fabric, and I love the pretty earthy-tones.
Here's the easy-peasy free pattern for the cowl. Enjoy!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Eye Candy

Rope baskets and canvas tote bags from Handmade By Whoo!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Making No. 7: Desert

Making No. 7 is calm and beautiful with it's cool desert palette. You can check out all of the knitting patterns in this issue here on Ravelry, but there is so much more.

If you are one of the many many makers who covets these, we got you.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Illimani Sabri

I hesitate to even mention this yarn.
We received a good size shipment last week, and apparently we sold almost 90% of our stock of Illimani Sabri over the weekend. We had five or six shades of this cotton/alpaca blend and now we are down to these three shades.
Maybe it's the charming little one-skein kerchief sample that has enchanted our knitters. We have this free pattern available for you in the shop with the purchase of the yarn. Perhaps you have all fallen in love with the unusual hand of the knitted fabric. It's smooth and textured at the same time. I'm not really sure how to describe it, but you had better pop in today if you want to take some home with you!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Eye Candy

The newest Noro is lovely! This is Noro Akari, a worsted weight blend of silk, cotton, wool, and mohair. We have these lovely muted shades in the shop, perfect for so many projects: a lovely wrap for chilly evenings, a drapey cardigan, or a cozy pullover. I love that seaglassy one at the top..and the shades of grey...and the sandy brown.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Jawoll Twin

Have you ever tried knitting with self-patterning sock yarn and struggled to match your patterns? I end up wasting yarn to get to the same starting point and sometimes it's not clear where the pattern even starts. Well this pretty new Jawoll Twin will give you perfectly matched socks every time!
The skeins all start at the same place, so your socks will be twins every time. Some colorways make a pretty ombre and this one knits up into a sweet rainbow. You can see all of the colorways knit up in this pdf from Jawoll.
Summer is a great time for sock knitting. Come check out this pretty yarn and maybe knit yourself a rainbow!