Knit Purl

1101 SW Alder
Portland, OR 97205

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

Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Knit Purl showcases unique luxury yarns and knitting supplies in a beautiful and serene environment. Grab a cup of tea and explore an array of yarns from Shibui, Brooklyn Tweed, Habu, Woolfolk, and Isager, to local dyers Alpha B, Bumblebirch, and Blissful Knits. Our passionate and knowledgeable staff would love to help you find the perfect project!

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2016 Events

Wednesday, March 2
Water Street Happy Hour, 5pm-6pm
Jumpstart the Rose City Yarn Crawl with us for our Water Street Happy Hour Wednesday evening. Join Sven and Laura from North Light Fibers as they demonstrate how handcrafted, minimally processed yarn is produced with their virtual tour of the North Light Fibers’ Micro Yarn Mill.

Thursday, March 3 – Sunday, March 6, 10am-6pm
Andrea Mowry Trunk Show
Come see Andrea Mowry’s clever, cozy patterns knit up in person all Yarn Crawl weekend!

Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show
Come see the newest Brooklyn Tweed collection, Winter 16. It will be on display throughout the Crawl.

Water Street Trunk Show
Come meet the founders of North Light Fibers, and experience the beauty of Water Street yarn in person.

Woolfolk Hygge Trunk Show
Woolfolk’s Hygge Collection, made with soft, bulky Hygge, will also be on display throughout the Crawl.

Featured Patterns & Yarns

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Pattern: Harvest Market Bag (knit)
Designer: Oleya Pearsall
Yarn: Vegan Yarn Arcturus

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Pattern: Till Gardening Apron (crochet)
Designer: Christy Lutz
Yarn: Vegan Yarn Arcturus

Local Hotspots/ Where to Find

  • coffee iconLight Snacks/ Coffee
    Ole Latte
    Food Cart on Alder between 10th & 11th
    (971) 221-6318
  • meal iconA Yummy Meal
    Grilled Cheese Grill
    Food Cart at 10th and Alder
    (503) 206-8959
  • shopping iconNon-Knitting Shopping
    WM Goods
    1136 SW Alder
    Portland, OR 97205
    (503) 954-3398
  • hearticonNon-Knitters Hang-out
    Powell’s City of Books
    1005 West Burnside Street
    Portland, OR 97209
    (503) 228-4651


  • The #15 Bus stop is right at our corner.
  • The Streetcar’s Central Loop and North-South Lines stop just outside.
  • Yellow, Green, Blue, and Red MAX stops are all a few short blocks away.
  • Smartpark has two garages nearby—we validate for purchases $25 and over!