close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Thursday, February 18, 2010

We. Love. This. Yarn.

We recently received a huge shipment of madelinetosh yarns here at Close huge, we had to clear out a cabinet to make room for it all.

If you're not familiar with madelinetosh, allow me tell you about it: this is a luscious, luscious yarn. Merino wool, squishy, soft, and best of all: superwash. What's not to love? The colors are saturated, yet beautifully subtle at the same time. Sound like a contradiction? That's why madelinetosh is so special. If you swoon over Malabrigo, madelinetosh just may become your new love.

At the shop, we are carrying worsted (now called DK), sock and are soon to receive shipments of even more. We've got vibrant colorways...
earthy ones...
and delicate ones, too.
We love this yarn so much, we are casting on all over the place here at Close Knit. Nancy knit up a lovely, drapey swatch in a mustardy colorway and Leah started a striped baby sweater with colorways Milk and Tern.
Sally began the Mara shawl, an easy, garter stitch shawl featured on the website.
And, I'm working on the tea leaves cardigan by Melissa LaBarre, a pattern that we will stock at the shop, in the Silver Fox colorway.
We'll keep you posted on our knitting progress. Until then, stop by and check out this luscious yarn for yourself. It's best experienced up close and personal. And, like most of us here at Close Knit, I'm willing to bet you just may discover a new love.


  1. I forgot you have MTosh, and didn't look at it when I was there! I'll be back...

  2. Gorgeous! I've been meaning to make my way back down to your shop. I think I just found my "absolutely have to" reason! See you soon!
    Kate (

  3. drool. drool drool drool drool. drool!!!!!

  4. Yes! My fav Portland yarn store. Now I can follow from Anchorage. I used to come in all the time to feed my yarn addiction.

  5. coming in soon for tea leaves and the tosh dk! whoohoo!