close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Alpaca Silver

Take a look at the sparkle! Sally is knitting up the new Alpaca Silver from Katia using two shades of gray. We do love our neutrals at Close Knit. She's working on a simple garter striped cowl, and it's going to be so lovely!
If you like shades outside of the neutral range, we have those, too. Pop in and choose your favorite!

Thursday, September 28, 2017


It's always fun to open the boxes from Binkwaffle! Project bags galore!
Right now we have some really cute Dumpling Bags, both large and small, and some wristlets for smaller projects or notions. Alpacas and campers and kitties, oh my!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


There's nothing quite like a little cashmere, and Eden is a lovely choice. It's 77 yards of 30% cashmere and 70% merino for only $11.25 a ball. It is soft and lightweight and really just the perfect thing for a hat or scarf. 
Emily used it to design her Wintery Mix Hat. The stitch pattern is fun, and the two-color pom pom tops it off nicely! Which color combo catches your eye? Blue and grey? White and yellow? Black and white? So many choices!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Eye Candy

Look at the pretty Cascade 220 Superwash Wave. It knits up in a cool handspun-ombre sort of way. Take a look at the Cascade site to see swatches of each pretty shade!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pretty Pink Alpaca (Other Colors, Too)

Look at this beautiful new alpaca from Plymouth! Baby Alpaca Worsted Collage is pure baby alpaca in a palette of gorgeous subtle shades. I poked around on Ravelry to try to get and idea of how it knits up, and I found this gorgeous set.
Pic from Ravelry page
Take a look at how the pink and gold knits up! I never would have picked that shade as my favorite, but I'm sort of loving it. (The one project on Ravelry really shows it off, too.) Which one is your favorite?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Eye Candy

How about some new Noro? Hello, Kotori! And look! It does some subtle self-patterning. This one is going to be popular.
Pic borrowed from KFI

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Galway Worsted

We have stocked up on Galway Worsted from Plymouth Yarn Company for your workhorse yarn needs. We've had the Sport weight for a bit (still do), and it's just such a great staple yarn. And look at that bright yellow...just the thing for Oregon. The shelves are full and the colors are well-stocked. Time to knit a sweater, crochet a blanket, felt some slippers...whatever you want, Galway has you covered.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Eye Candy

New stuff is pouring in. This Noro Kureyon Air wants to be your next blanket.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sale Tower!

We have lots of new stuff on the way for fall, and I can't wait to tell you all about it. First, we need clear some shelves. Come take advantage of our sale tower while the goods are good! 
Debbie Bliss BFL DK and Aran, Rowan Kid Classic, Rowan Cocoon, and lot of other amazing stuff, 40% off for you!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Eye Candy

Pic borrowed from pattern Ravelry page.
I know fall is right around the corner. I would be a happy camper all wrapped up in this awesome blanket, Burgoo by Elizabeth Elliot. We have some good Harrisville options in the shop, including Highland and Watershed. Picking out the shades is half the fun!