close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pigeonroof Mitts

We are still enjoying the spoils of the yarn crawl. Our visiting artists have left us so many beautiful things! The mini-skein sets from Pigeonroof Studios have been joined by a rainbow of samples of the Gradient Mitts.
These gorgeous little gloves are just the thing for this chilly then warm in-between weather we are having. They are perfect with my raincoat! And with so many colors to choose from, they can be perfect with yours, too.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Eye Candy

Sally always chooses the coolest samples. Her Paper Bag Hat in Spun Right Round Sport Sock is perfection. I did not understand how the hat was going to work based on what she has done so far, but I looked at the Ravelry page and was totally excited to make my own. Go take a look for yourselves. The pattern is free, the yarn is awesome, and the knitting is easy. Added bonus: you can use up one whole skein of this gorgeous hand dyed yarn. Get thee to the yarn shop!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


We stocked up on project bags for the crawl, and we still have so many cute ones in the shop. Any knitter or crocheter will tell you, one can never have too many project bags. Several sizes, fabrics, prints, and graphics for you! Pop in and treat yourself.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Endless Eye Candy

How about this Endless Wrap from the Blue Sky Fibers trunk show? It's knit with nine skeins of Woolstok, making it the coziest thing ever. Sally has it wrapped around several times here, and she is very toasty warm. Winter is not over, friends!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Big Lakes

Check out these big beautiful skeins from Lakes Yarn and Fibers!
One of the perks of having dyers visit with trunk shows and samples is that they often leave fabulous things for us to pass on to you! Each one of these limited edition skeins is 620 whopping yards of worsted weight wool for $44. Just two of these will make a pretty good-sized sweater.
I'm pretty much in love with all of these colors. It's going to be hard to choose my favorite. Which one do you love best?

Monday, March 6, 2017


Rose City Yarn Crawl 2017 is in the books. I hope you all had a great time visiting all of the shops and meeting fellow fiber nerds. 
Did you find some special treasures at Close Knit? I want to see what you all are most excited about! If you are an Instagrammer, tag your photos with #closeknitpdx so we can all gush over the beautiful yarns together. If you prefer Facebook, share some pictures with us on our page. Thank you for coming out to support the local yarn shops!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pigeonroof Studios

Look at the beautiful gradient sets from Pigeonroof Studios
We are thrilled to have Krista in the shop for the last day of the Rose City Yarn Crawl. These cheerful packs are the perfect thing to infuse this grey spring day with some color! Unless you just want more grey and blue, in which case we have you covered, too.
Krista's free pattern for the Gradient Mitts is just the thing! You could also do a really great beanie or shawl or baby sweater or border on an adult many ideas. We love to showcase these independent dyers and designers. Stop by and see all the pretties for yourself!