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 Blue Sky, Malabrigo, Isager, Shibui, Harrisville, Fancy Tiger, Loopy Mango, Rowan, Cascade, Berocco, Friea Ombre, Bumblebirch and 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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Thursday, March 5 – Sunday March 8
Harrisville Trunk Show – Exclusive introduction of new Harrisville yarns Flywheel and Wathershed.
Shibui Trunk Show – Featuring the 2014/2015 winter collection.
Blue Sky Alpacas Trunk Show – Featuring the new yarn “Extra”.
Lantern Moon Trunk Show – Highlighting yarn Indochine.

Friday, March 6 – Sunday March 8
Bumblebirch trunk show – Local dye artist Sarah Kurth will be in the shop to show off her yarn and sample knits.

Sunday March 8
Handmaiden trunk show – Local skin products line with sampling in the shop.

Featured Patterns & Yarns

Postcards from Portland.

Close Knit’s 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl patterns are inspired by the Portland Japanese Garden.

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Pattern: Kumori Cowl (knit)
Designer: Sally Palin
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Extra


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Pattern: Sori Bashi Scarf (crochet)
Designer: Ann Bressler
Yarn: Noro Taiyo Sport

Local Hotspots/ Where to Find

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