close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Monday, January 22, 2018

Eye Candy

This lovely pale pink ball of fluff has Natalie dreaming of delicate spring blossoms. The Berroco North Star is a bulky alpaca yarn that knits up into the lightest and loftiest fabric. What yarns have you thinking spring?

Friday, January 19, 2018

Knit Your Heart's Desire

Adrienne, our amazing knitting teacher, wants to help you level up your knitting. When you search through Ravelry or flip through magazines and pattern books, do you find yourself discouraged because you can't decipher the instructions or because you run across a technique you don't understand? Colorwork, short rows, cables, textures, picking up stitches, mattress stitch...what has you flummoxed? Whatever it is, we want to help. Adrienne is offering a Tuesday morning class in February that will help you conquer those knitting hurdles.

The Pick Your Project class, beginning February 13, is designed to meet your needs and help you move forward in your knitting, no matter where you are starting out. If you aren't sure where to begin, Adrienne will help you choose an appropriate project of your dreams. Call the shop or pop in to sign up and talk with someone about choosing a project. Knit your heart's true desire!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sock Blockers and Table Swifts

Check out these pretty sock blockers! These are all hand-made in Montana. We have them in a few sizes to accommodate your sock blocking needs.
These cute little bags contain some pretty table-top yarn swifts. They should look something like this one, but we are happy to take them out for a set up in the shop if you're interested.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Eye Candy

These gorgeous sock yarns from Spun Right Round caught my eye when I was last in the shop: Sugar Pop Fizz above and The Water's Fine below. Photos don't really do these justice. The blues are so vibrant, and the unusual patches of color are so cool.

Friday, January 12, 2018


Pretty things in the Fall/Winter issue of Knit.wear. Let's see what we have...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cranberry Crochet

This lovely crocheted shawl, worked up in Bumblebirch Heartland, is hanging around the shop these days.The Cranberry colorway is really something gorgeous.
If you love to crochet, this is such a great shawl! If you want to learn, keep your eyes peeled for the next round of crochet classes on Sunday afternoons. Melissa is in the middle of a session right now, but I'll let you know when the next one is ready for sign-ups.
Here it is with and 8 year old for scale. She also chose a smattering of mini skeins for your consideration. Enjoy!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Eye Candy

Need a de-pilling? These pretty and functional Lilly Brushes will get those annoying pills off your woolies!

Friday, January 5, 2018


We have a fresh and cozy supply of Classic Elite Mountaintop Chalet in the shop. So many lovely neutrals that look so nice together. This chained bamboo/alpaca is light and lofty and so very soft. We have this gorgeous colorblocked wrap hanging out on the shop ladies for you to see for yourself.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


If you want to be part of the Lopi-a-long, come in or call today. Sally is ordering yarn!