close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Sunday, January 24, 2016


That's a lot of letters. Allow me to elaborate. The Rose City Yarn Crawl hosts a knit-a-long and a crochet-a-long each year as part of the fibery festivities. To make it even more exciting, they keep the final design a mystery from the knitters and crocheters as they are working. You'll receive clues and pattern information as you go, but the look of the finished piece remains a mystery until the work is done. 

Local designers Larissa Brown, Michelle Kroll, and Kat Strieby were inspired by our lovely state and the theme Oregon Grows Great Things. These local ladies have great taste, and I'm excited to see what you all do with their patterns. Sally has seen the final pieces, but she's not telling us anything.
The only thing we can tell you is that you will need yarn. Both pieces will require two 100g skeins of sock yarn in two different colors. The patterns were designed with hand-dyed yarns in mind, and we think that local is the way to go. We have filled our shelves with Bumblebirch Heartwood to give you plenty of options.
The patterns are available for purchase through Ravelery, and the first clue is available on Wednesday! Get on board and gather your materials. If you finish your cowl or shawl in time for the yarn crawl in early March, we would love to see your creations as you tour the yarn shops of Portland.

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