close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Closed Thursday, Open Friday!

Hey fiber friends! I hope this week is allowing you some time to enjoy your yarns and fibers. Here's our plan for the week.

We are open today (Wednesday) until 6PM, but there will be no Open Knit tonight. 
We are closed Thursday for the holiday.
We will be open at 10AM and ready for you on Friday! 

Looks like the weather is turning chilly and rainy this week in Portland. Perfect knitting weather, in my opinion. See you soon!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Eye Candy

Baby Llama llama and sparkles. Everyone loves it, so we stock up every fall. Perfect for hats and wraps and cozy scarves!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Side Hustle Socks

On Friday, November 30, Close Knit will host the Side Hustle Socksters for a sock machine party!
For $20, you can have a skein of sock yarn cranked into a stockinette stitch tube, ready for you to knit afterthought heels, toes, and cuffs. This will speed up holiday gift knitting (or selfish chilly weather knitting) while still allowing you the fun of knitting with some lovely sock yarn.
With your yarn cranking, the Socksters will include their own pattern for afterthought toes and heels (with a great trick to avoid holes when picking up stitches for the heel), including a photo tutorial.
Close Knit will be open for shopping and sock cranking from 5-8 PM. Priority for on-the-spot cranking will be given to yarn purchased at Close Knit that evening, but you can also bring your own sock yarn to be cranked later in the week and picked up. There will even be a discount on sock yarn during the party!
Emily will be offering a class on after-thought toes and heels in December in case you'd like some guidance as you finish those tubes into socks!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sparkle Tweed!

Oooo, look at this fun new stuff! I'm affectionately calling it sparkle tweed. This stuff has holiday gifts written all over it.
The Metal Tweed from Gedifra is a worsted weight alpaca, wool, cotton blend with a fluffy mohair feel to it. I think this would look really cool as a cabled hat or cozy cowl. Your finished piece would have a lovely halo and so many pretty flecks of color!
The navy and the white are my favorites. Which ones do you like?

Monday, November 12, 2018

Eye Candy

OMG rainbow socks! Hello PAIRFECT Rainbow Colors from Schachenmayr.
I love a good self-striping sock yarn, and these are just the ticket. 
Love sock yarn, but not a sock knitter? Stay tuned this week for a really cool event that you might love!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Tiny Notions!

Look at all the cute tiny things! We have fun measuring tapes, adorable enamel pins, and unidentified pink animal stitch markers.


Sweet notions add even more joy to the creative process, don't you think? These T-pins in the porcupine box...adorable.

Show off some flare and treat yourself or a friend to something fun and fabulous!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Advanced Blanket Class

Did you all see that Adrienne is teaching a new blanket class next year? The Advanced Blanket Class uses patterns from the Great North American Afghan book. 
This class meets once a month for all of 2019, and you'll learn a new square each month. Then you put it all together to make an amazing afghan by the end of the year!
As a class, you will all decide on the twelve squares you want to make. There are some really beautiful ones to chose from!

Adrienne can help you choose colors if you're feeling overwhelmed by all of your choices. This will be a really fun class, so give us a call or stop in to sign up. We will need to get colors ordered in December, so don't delay!