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The Neighborhood Yarn Shop News

The Neighborhood Yarn Shop News

The Neighborhood Yarn Shop News
Hello Portland Knitters!

We have returned from the VERY large (size of a football field) fiber show in San Diego, TNNA. While we wish we could have brought it all home, we have selected some of the best goodies for Close Knit that I know you will enjoy!

We are expecting spring selections from Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Karabella, Louisa Harding, Rebecca/GGH, Colinette, Art Yarns, Berroco, Mission Falls Cotton, Misti Alpaca, Alpaca with a Twist, Dream in Color, Zitron needle felting kits and Plymouth. We are constantly ordering and reordering our favorite wools... Manos, Cascade 220, Imperial Stock Ranch, Mission Falls, Sheep Shop, Louet Merinos (with new sock dying kits), Lornas Laces and we now have Ella Rae and Brown Sheep. We are making way for some new additions to the shop including Jade Sapphire (ohh!), Be Sweet (ahh!), Pear Tree (yum!), Fibre Company (oh my!), and Pagewood Farm (whew!). We are thrilled that local natural dye fiber artist Catherine Van Laake has recently graced us with her silks, merinos, and mohair in her own line of yarns, Loom in Essence. Come see... it is all wonderful! My palms are sweating just thinking about all the possibilities...

Our classes continue into April. Sign up for remaining classes before they fill! We are glad to have you all come in and look at the class projects to inspire you to learn something new.

We could not be more excited about the upcoming classes and knitting stardom in our midst!

Leigh Radford of One Skein and Alterknits fame ( so graciously returns to Close Knit. Leigh is an amazing and inspiring instructor. We feel fortunate that she is a local and is offering three classes this winter. Her fabulous felted circle tote will be offered twice. Leigh will also teach a three-hour Shibori class - read the classes for a full description!

Sarah Lucas, author of Holiday Knits: 25 Great Gifts from Stockings to Sweaters and owner of Yarn of the Month will be teaching again in the new year, just as she has some exciting new knitting titles that will be released! Read the classes to find out more about her three classes!

Local crochet master Alicia Paulson is also returning to Close Knit. Alicia has quite an online following, and everyone at Close Knit is a big fan as well! Check out her talent at Her adorable baby crochet samples are in the shop and oh my ... we wish they were grown-up sizes! Alicia has two class offerings to consider.

We welcome other new and returning local talent to the mix, including Adrienne, Cynthia, Ann, Lorell, Judy, Elaine, Bob, Robert, Tsipora, Krista, Liz, Tom, Lora and Patricia. I could write a book on the all knitting talent we have here ... but I think I'll knit instead!

Visit our Classes page to see the new scedule

Our evening with Louisa Harding was simply delightful! We had an evening playing with color and texture while enjoying her personal stories of inspiration and design. Her large trunk show of garments got us all planning for our spring knitting. Kind of felt like playing in a designers closet! It was a knitting night to remember... knitting with Louisa Harding... WOWIE!

You might be asking how in the world we might fit more yarn in our shop? Well... we are having a SALE next weekend to celebrate our first year (and two months) in business. We want to thank you for such a busy and fun year. I have sooo enjoyed meeting all of you and hope that we continue to meet your fiber needs (and wants) in 2007! I cannot say enough positive things about our customers... that's YOU! I'm getting a little misty eyed!

Well, the SALE starts Saturday February 10th from 10-5, and Sunday the 11th from 11-4. Consider it a Valentine and a Thank You from Close Knit.

Visit our Classes page to see the new scedule

Close Knit

The Neighborhood Yarn Shop

2140 NE Alberta Street
Portland OR, 97211

Phone: (503)288-4568

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Mon: Closed
Tue: 10-6
Wed: 10-10 (see open knit)
Thu: 10-6
Fri: 10-6
Sat: 10-5
Sun: 11-4

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Wed. evening 6-10
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