Close Knit

2140 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

Regular Hours: Mon-Tue 10am-6pm, Wed 10am-9pm, Thu-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
Crawl Hours: Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm.

Close Knit is the friendly neighborhood knitting and crochet shop located in the heart of Northeast Portland in the Alberta Arts District.

We feature Bumblebirch, Fyberpates, Shibui, Blue Sky Alpacas, Spud and Chloe, Isager, Rowan, Loopy Mango, Fancy Tiger Crafts, Cascade, Berroco, Classic Elite and so much more. The shop hosts two events weekly for our knitting and crochet neighborhood: “Knitting and Cocktails” on Monday nights from 8-10pm at our neighbors “Cruzroom” and “Open Knit Night” at Close Knit Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm.

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Friday, February 28th: All day – Bumblebirch Yarns Trunk Show. We are honored to host local fiber artist Sarah Kurth from Bumblebirch Yarns. Sarah will show her knitted samples including the RCYC Mystery Knit Along shawl and will be showing off all her fabulous locally dyed yarn creations. Her yarns and trunk show will be featured all days of the crawl!

Sunday, March 2nd: 12-4pm – Buttonhole Buttons Trunk Show. JJ from Buttonhole Buttons will be here showing off her lovingly collected and adorably packaged vintage buttons. They’re the perfect way to finish off any project.

All weekend: Close Knit will be hosting trunk shows from Blue Sky Alpacas, Bumblebirch Yarns, Fancy Tiger Crafts, Classic Elite Liberty, and Shibui.

All weekend: Raffle prizes each day of crawl and free prizes for first five purchases of each day.

Special Patterns

Cowlberta (knit)
by Sally Palin
“Colorful” describes the Alberta Arts District Neighborhood perfectly. The Cowlberta is great in so many color combinations. Have fun exploring color. This cowl is a garter stitch fashion statement.

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Local Hotspots/ Where to Find

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  • Light Snacks/ Coffee
    Salt and Straw Ice Cream Shop
    2035 NE Alberta Street
    Portland, OR 97211
  • A Yummy Meal
    • Cruzroom
      2338 NE Alberta Street
      M-Th 4:30-12am
      Drinks, beer, yummy tacos. Close Knit Knitting and Cocktails on Monday nights from 8 – 10pm.
    • Pine State Biscuits
      2204 NE Albert St.
      Mon-Sun, 7am-2pm
      Fri-Sat also open 6pm-1am
  • Non-Knitting Shopping
    Bolt Fabric Boutique
    2136 NE Alberta St.
    Tues-Friday, 10-6
    Sat. 10-5, Sunday 11-4
  • Non-Knitters Hang-out
    Mash Tun Micro Brew
    2204 NE Alberta
    Mon-Fri, 3-Midnight
    Sat 12-Midnight, Sun 10-Midnight