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Close Knit

Added by Maniclook_micro Stacy McDowell-King over 14 years ago / Last Updated over 6 years ago

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Open Knit Night: Wednesdays 6-9 pm.


10:00AM - 06:00PM
10:00AM - 09:00PM
Thu - Fri:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
10:00AM - 05:00PM
11:00AM - 04:00PM

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I got to this LYS when I need a serious color hit. And they have a great selection of yarn, too.


by edenkitty on Friday, Mar 18 2011 at 05:32AM CDT

Visited them recently on the 2011 PDX Knit Crawl! My sister and I visited all twenty stores in two days! For such a petite store, it had so much great yarn. My sister and I were mesmerized by their displays, who else has a card catalog for needles? They were crammed to the gills with people and lush, boutique yarns. I would visit again, on a less hectic day when I really need a good fix.

I give them my "Most Visually Stunning" award, it was like stepping into a magazine with those displays almost overflowing with so many vibrant colors and textures. You just have to see it for yourself.


by RunningGuitar on Monday, Nov 01 2010 at 04:11AM CDT

Love this shop. Very friendly staff and great yarn selection!


by irulan on Friday, Apr 23 2010 at 05:23PM CDT

One of my favorites in all of Portland. I love their range of fibers and the laid back atmosphere. There's usually at least one customer knitting at the table or on the couch and the staff is always happy and ready to help. They have just enough to be dazzling without being overwhelming with all around super nice folks.


by fiber freak on Wednesday, Jan 06 2010 at 07:32AM CST

another trip to portland and another great time at close knit!
i love this shop! did i say i love this shop?!?
i have been wanting to get some blue sky alpaca for a hat and they had loads of colors.
my friend carol bought some imperial stock ranch from oregon to take back to jersey!
great vibe, great yarn, great fun!


by Valery Alta on Sunday, Dec 20 2009 at 04:28PM CST

Tiny but positively crammed with yumminess. Being next door to Bolt doesn't hurt, either!


by JodiGirl on Thursday, Oct 22 2009 at 04:18AM CDT

I love everything about this shop....the loads of gorgeous yarns, the ever-changing selection that sings to whatever need I have at the moment, the staff who are so sweet and caring that they have become friends, and the down-to-earth awesomeness of Sally, the owner. I'm sad that we have moved to a different part of town so that Close Knit isn't on my daily walking route. That said, I'm more than happy to pack up the kids and head up to NE just to get a glimpse of this place. I go to Close Knit like many people go to a spa -- for relaxation, to touch beautiful things, to dream about projects yet unimagined, and to say hello to lovely people. This is truly a gem.


by knittypops on Monday, Oct 05 2009 at 04:59PM CDT

Small, but they sure fit a lot of nice stuff in there! Great cozy atmosphere, though despite the couches, I don't feel like I should stick around to knit. Luckily there are plenty of other places on Alberta to have a cuppa and hang out when you're done yarn shopping.


by rocknrollfun on Saturday, Jul 18 2009 at 01:21PM CDT

I visited this shop while in Portland recently, and I thought this shop had one of the best selections I've ever seen. The staff was super friendly and helpful, and the yarn I bought there has garnered more compliments than anything else I've owned. I wish I lived closer to this great store!


by heidi on Tuesday, Jul 07 2009 at 03:58PM CDT

i almost wouldn't term this so much as a yarn store, but more a yarn boutique, it has that sort of feel. i went here for the first time on my birthday to buy myself something nice, and that is exactly what i got. so many lovely yarns i barely could keep myself from buying one of everything. the staff were helpful and friendly, eager to be of service while also giving you space to browse at your leisure. i've been back many times since and have a huge stash of lovely yarns to show for it.


by knotsewmuch on Thursday, Apr 16 2009 at 03:32PM CDT

LOVE this shop! Friendly help who show you new stuff and things you might be interested in. Found yarns here I have not seen in other shops.

Only one complaint, it could be CLOSER to my house! But then again, maybe it would be hazardous to my wallet if it were closer.

This is a MUST STOP on any Yarn Safari. Absolutely wonderful.


by Anonymous on Wednesday, Feb 11 2009 at 04:21PM CST

Wow, this website is perfect! My friend Marcee and I are on a knitting vacation and we've used this site to find our way around,soo helpful:)
Close Knit has been our favorite yarn store so far. So many colors of my faves, and some lines I've never seen before! They even have Quiviut!


by Anonymous on Wednesday, Feb 11 2009 at 04:21PM CST

Wow, this website is perfect! My friend Marcee and I are on a knitting vacation and we've used this site to find our way around,soo helpful:)
Close Knit has been our favorite yarn store so far. So many colors of my faves, and some lines I've never seen before! They even have Quiviut!


by sar on Wednesday, Dec 31 2008 at 08:14AM CST

I was visiting from Toronto over the Christmas/NY season and had heard some LYS were going to be closed. I emailed Sally and she got right back to me about their hours, and I just loved the shop. Got my hands on some handspun, handpainted yarn I've never seen anywhere else. Super warm and friendly. Portland rocks!


by goodfruit on Sunday, Apr 13 2008 at 10:27AM CDT

one of my fav! Love the vastness of her selection, the go to place when you want to find something different, luxurious, and/or specialty dyed.


by glowgirl on Saturday, Oct 13 2007 at 10:30AM CDT

Very cozy atmosphere -- makes you feel like you've just walked into a hidden stash of wonderful stuff in Grandma's attic. Good selection, friendly service!


by Chrissy G on Saturday, Oct 06 2007 at 10:43AM CDT

This is my LYS and I love it so much, I convinced Sally to let me teach some classes so I can buy even more yarn there. Lovely selection of absolutely gorgeous yarns.

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