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The Neighborhood Yarn Shop News

The Neighborhood Yarn Shop News
Close Knit has an exciting and busy fall planned for you!


Come enjoy good company, a glass of wine, and celebrate a fabulous new knitting book from local knitting talent, Laura Irwin. Laura's new book by Interweave Press, "Boutique Knits" is marvelous.

We have just recieved our first shipment of this fantastic book. Laura can sign your copy on Saturday, November 15th from 5:30-7:30 right after her class that is from 3-5. She is teaching "Embellishing Felted Knitwear". In this class you will learn to use unusual and unique adornment for felted knitwear, make custom buttons, apply hardware, buckles, chains, chicago screws, metal rings, ribbons, grommets and basic hand sewing for finishing. The class is $25.00. Call us to reserve your spot!

We fiber folks sure love autumn. I am constantly revising my top ten list of things I want to knit for the season. How about you? We are busy putting new yarn of the shelves at Close Knit and preparing for a busy class schedule that we know you will be happy about. We have chosen a wide range of new yarns with a large price range in mind for everyone!

We have 28 class offerings this Fall, with some very special events in the weeks to come.

We hope you received the invite to a book signing of Leigh Radford's. new book "AlterKnits Felt". The signing is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th! We will enjoy good company and a glass of wine from 5:30 -7:00. Leigh is offering several classes this fall that are projects featured in her new amazing book. We will make a wonderful Shibori Felted Bag that starts on the 27th as well. Check the schedule for more!

Laura Irwin is going to share an evening with us on November 17th for a book signing of her beautiful new book "Boutique Knits" due in late October by Interweave. We will also offer a workshop that day with Laura teaching us how to accessori ze and add hardware to our knits and felted items. Expect more information from us on this special event. Her class is already posted for this day for sign up.

Kirsten Spurkland is back with us this fall. Look for her hat class on the schedule. We have a wonderful crew of instructors with much talent to share.


We have all the new yarns in many shades from Berroco with all the new pattern books designed by Norah Gaughan. Berroco has it all with great design, amazing yarn, with great color and at very good pricing.

Plymouth's new Eco line of yarn includes all the fibers we want to knit with… camel, cashmere, silk, baby alpaca and natural wool. All produced in low impact or organic ways in all natural fiber shades. We think you will be impressed!

Debbie Bliss has a new Debbie Bliss Magazine featuring her complete yarn line. We have all her tweeds in new shades, and all three weights of her wonderful merino line Rialto. Her new Chunky yarn called Como is a fast, soft and fun yarn with a touc h of cashmere!

Rowan as usual, knocks our socks off with style and grace. The 30th anniversary book is gorgeous with a 40's retro appeal. Seven other new pattern books are out by Rowan to inspire you to knit with new yarns in the shop including Colourscape Chunky by Kaffe Fasset, Cocoon, British Sheep Breeds and Organic Wool.

We have the new Mission Falls dk weight washable wool, 136 Wool including the pattern book Dreamer with designs by Stephanie Japel.

Manos always dazzles our shelves in a large array of color…over 50 shades in the wool Classica and over 18 shades in the Manos Silk Blend.

Louisa Harding's new yarn Grace Hand Dyed is a stunning 50 wool/50 silk blend that she has now in solid and tone on tone hand dyed shades.

More yarn from other lines we carry from Classic Elite, Colinette, Rebecca/GGH, Lana Grossa, Simply Shetland, Cascade, Brown Sheep, Misti, Noro, Karabella, Loop-d-Loop, Twinkle, Farm House, Art Yarns, Malabrigo, Lorna's Laces, and Blue Sky Alpacas are all heading our way.

New patterns and books are a steady stream this fall. We carry the new SKIF patterns and have the trunk show in the shop mid September. CoCo Knits are another new line of patterns that we are eager to knit. We always enjoy the new Blue Sk y Alpaca patterns!

Two brand-new-to-the-shop companies that we are proud to have on our shelves are Curious Creek and Koigu! Both amazing hand dyed yarns by people who really know color! Along side our other amazing sock knitting collection, Koigu and Curious Creek are in good company!

Please check out the new schedule!

Cheers, Close Knit

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

Open Knit:
Wed. evening 6-10
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