close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Friday, March 30, 2018

Jawoll Color

This Jawoll Color sock yarn is so pretty! And each ball comes with a spool of nylon reinforcing thread for those heels and toes. 
You can see a little picture on the label that gives you an idea of how it will knit up. I love the subtle color changes and the pretty earthy tones that we have in the shop. These colors are sure to please anyone!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Let's all dream of a Cancun vacation, shall we? We will certainly need this cute Cancun Boxy Lace Top worked up in Cascade Hampton, a lovely pima cotton/linen blend.
Free pattern and just two skeins for the top. Now let's book that trip.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Eye Candy

Regia Arne and Carlos 6 ply is in the shop. I've used the fingering weight version of this yarn, and I love the colors and the durability. The 6 ply is a sport weight with so many possibilities, from socks to blankets to sweaters to hats to sweet baby sleep sacks.
Look at that big ol' beautiful skein. Just one of these will make a pair of grown up socks. Enjoy!

Friday, March 23, 2018


This basket full of Knitcol is so happy and cheerful! This yarn is really fun to knit, too. The self-patterning yarn changes as you knit, so there's not much to think about. I love this little hat we have in the shop.
I designed this easy peasy cowl a few years back using three different shades of Knitcol. It's just knit in the round with a wee garter stitch border to stop it from rolling up.
You could easily do this with all one colorway or with just two balls for a smaller cowl. It's all up to you! This yarn is machine-washable, so it's ideal for kid sweaters and blankets, too. Pop in to see the cheerful colors in person!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Berroco Remix Light

Hello, Berroco Remix Light, a combination of cotton, linen, silk, and acrylic, all recycled fibers! This lovely DK yarn is just the thing for summer tanks and tops.
I'm loving this Lake Arrowhead Tee (above) and Derecho (below). We are always looking for good summer knits, and these two in Remix Light look just right.

Pop in to check out all of the lovely shades we have in stock!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Eye Candy

Loving these "pearfect" stitch markers from Bryson. These locking stitch markers are great for knitting and crocheting. They are also really cute.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring 2018 Interweave Knits

The Spring issue of IK has some lovely sweaters! That pretty cabled number on the cover is the Clear Creek Cardigan, knit up in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. It's extra long! As you can see below.
I also love this colorwork stunner, The Compass Rose Pullover. It's worked up in a sport weight, so I'd go with Cascade 220 Sport or Harrisville Flywheel.
The Elk Meadow Pullover has a real 80s vibe, doesn't it? If that's not your jam, you could use some less pastel shades to change up the look.

I love the subtle cables on the Evergreen Mountain Pullover, worked up in Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok. There are many other great pieces in this issue, including several men's sweaters. Take a look and get inspired!

If you see something that looks fun but are feeling nervous about taking the plunge, consider Adrienne's Pick Your Project class. The next round begins April 3, and she will help you with any project you'd like to try!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Eye Candy

Check out these adorable blankets worked up in Knitted Wit, the Bounce Blanket above and Lil' Austin's Blanket below. Both are squishy and cozy and fun to knit, especially in these gorgeous colors!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pantry Products

I'm loving these fabulous slaves and balms from Pantry Products. Muscle Salves, Boo Boo Balms, and Body Butters...yes, please.
I don't know about you, but my skin is crazy dry from all the heated air in my house and the constant hand washing this germ season. They hurt! Plus, when I sit down to knit, I always find myself with little snags and rough spots that take away from the pleasure of my needles and yarn. Body Butters to the rescue! (I am also excited to try the Muscle Salve, because I am just generally sore the closer I get to forty.) Let us know what you think about these lovely Pantry Products!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Eye Candy

We hope you all enjoyed the 2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl! Thank you so much for joining us and making it a success. Now here is some nice calm Joseph Galler Peruvian Tweed to enjoy as you recover from the crazy weekend.
This is some lovely worsted weight alpaca tweed, with 600 yards per skein. A few of us around the shop lobbied for its return. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

RCYC: Yarn is So Pretty

Take a peek at the beautiful offerings from The Farmer's Daughter Fibers from yesterday. I hope you had a chance to stop in and oggle these yarns!

Today we have Knitted Wit in the shop. Can't wait to see all of that color!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

RCYC: Happy Close Knitters!

Gorgeous cabled sweater and Sally's Zigzag's not an official shop uniform, but it might as well be. Stop in to see the shining happy faces of the Close Knit gals today and check out all of the lovely yarns and patterns. 

We have the gorgeous yarns from Farmer's Daughter Fibers today, and Lisa Carney-Felton will be with us again as well. Have fun crawling today!

Friday, March 2, 2018

RCYC: Pics from the Shop

Our little corner shop is full of yarn and fiber lovers! Have a great time crawling today.

Rose City Yarn Crawl: Bumblebirch and Zigzag Ladies

The Bumblebirch is so lovely on the shelves. It will be even more lovely worked up into something you love!
Speaking of things we love, check out these gorgeous Close Knit gals in their Zigzag Gansey Cowls! Remember, this is a free pattern with the purchase of the Imperial Yarns Columbia, a gorgeous Oregon-grown yarn. Pop over to the Ravelry page to read a lovely bit about the inspiration for this cowl. The yarn is 10% off during the crawl, too, so you really have no reason to resist this beautiful piece.