All About Yarn

Have a (Yarn) Ball with us!
January 13, 2014, 2:48 pm
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Ready to unravel Portland? Get a headstart at tickets to our first ever pre-crawl Yarn Ball! Join us high above the city in the Windows Skyroom at the Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center for an evening celebrating yarn in the Rose City. Meet local shop owners and designers (including the designers of our mystery shawls), preview the 2014 free pattern designs and Grand Prize baskets, pick up your 2014 tote bag (sold separately), knit & crochet with fellow crawlers and show-off your finest handiwork. We’ll have a festive dessert buffet and beverages, a no-host bar, door prizes, games, and lots of yarny goodness. Tickets are limited, so get your tickets early.


Tickets are on sale now!

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
PlaceWindows Skyroom at the Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center
Price$18.00 per person


Discounted hotel reservations for RCYCrawlers!
January 13, 2014, 2:45 pm
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For the second year, the Red Lion Portland Convention Center is the Rose City Yarn Crawl’s official hotel sponsor. This fantastic hotel right in the heart of Portland is offering discounted rooms of only $85/night (plus taxes) for RCYC crawlers. Call the Red Lion Hotel at 503-235-2100 or 800-343-1822 before February 3 and mention the Rose City Yarn Crawl for $85/night rooms during the 2014 RCYC.

PLUS, each Wednesday night room reservation at the Red Lion Convention Center comes with 2 free tickets to the Yarn Ball. That’s a $36 value for free, on top of the room discount!

Find out more details or call the Red Lion Hotelnow at 503-235-2100 or 800-343-1822 OR book online at and enter the coupon code: ROSE0226.

Rose City Yarn Crawl Wrap-Up
March 5, 2013, 12:33 pm
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Wow—what a weekend! We had such a fabulous time meeting and chatting with all the wonderful fiber lovers that visited us during the crawl. Thank you all for making this such an enjoyable event–we hope to see you all again soon!Super Cupcake CHIC Knits

We also wanted to thank Bonne Marie Burns, of CHIC KNITS, for spending Friday afternoon with us here at the shop with her gorgeous collection of patterns. Bonne was such a joy to talk with and gave wonderful advice to our crawlers–we can’t wait to have her back again! For those of you unfamiliar with Bonne Marie’s work, she is a multi-talented knitwear designer with a background in fashion and graphic design. Bonne’s Super Cupcake pattern (on the right) is just scrumptious–isn’t it!? To check out more of her sassy modern hand knit designs click HERE.

Another big thank you goes out to Deborah Hopkinson, author of KNIT YOUR BIT, for spending part of her Saturday with us signing books and greeting young and old readers alike. Deborah is an award-winning author of more than 40 books for young readers. Her latest title, KNIT YOUR BIT, is based on a real-life Knitting Bee that took place in Central Park in 1918. This entertaining and informative historical fiction book provides a fascinating glimpse into America’s home front during WWI and highlights an important piece of knitting history. This book is perfect for young knitters just starting to learn the craft, as well as veteran knitters and history buffs alike.

We also wanted to congratulate our three Rose City Yarn Crawl raffle winners: Reid Worley (not pictured) was the recipient of All About Yarn’s $20 gift card, and Barbara Creviston and Brian Sell were the recipients of All About Yarn’s amazing 2013 Rose City Yarn Crawl first prize baskets! I love their HUGE smiles!


Let us not forget our daily in-store raffle winners who were each the lucky recipients of a $20 off coupon to use towards their next in-store or online purchase at All About Yarn! The 8 lucky winners were: Vivian W., Denise B., Eddy L., Tammy H., Beth M., Lerena, Judi F. and Julie R.–congratulations to you all!

2013 Rose City Yarn Crawl
February 13, 2013, 9:28 am
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We are so excited to be participating in the Rose City Yarn Crawl this March. If you’ve never attended, it is a four-day event where fiber lovers from all over will have the opportunity to sample 18 different yarn shops in the Portland area! This year there will be 18+ fabulous prize baskets, along with 18 Rose City Yarn Crawl patterns that you will be able to collect (with purchase) as you visit each shop!

The Crawl starts Thursday, February 28th and runs through Sunday, March 3rd.

Special Store Hours during the Crawl: Thur-Sun: 10am-6pm

For more information check out our Rose City Yarn Crawl’s website and/or Facebook page. You can also follow the Crawl on Twitter and Ralvelry.

This is one weekend you won’t want to miss–so mark your calendars and come visit us during this year’s Rose City Yarn Crawl!

2013 Rose City Yarn Crawl Dates

Village Fiber Arts

Village Fiber Arts is a wonderful collection of knitting and spinning related workshops being held this August. Guest instructors are Cat Bordhi, Sarah Anderson, Ilisha Helfman and Sivia Harding. Click on the image below for a detailed description of each workshop and an introduction to the talented teachers.

Registration is now open; sign up at:

Rose City Yarn Crawl
February 1, 2012, 1:21 pm
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We are so excited to be participating in the Rose City Yarn Crawl this March. If you’ve never attended, it is a four-day event where fiber lovers from all over will have the opportunity to sample 19 different yarn shops in the Portland area! This year there will be 20 fabulous prize baskets, along with 19 Rose City Yarn Crawl patterns, inspired by the beautiful city of Portland, you will be able to collect as you visit each shop!

The Crawl starts Thursday, March 1st and runs through Sunday, March 4th. Check out All About Yarn’s fun and tasty itinerary of events we have scheduled during the Crawl:

  • Thursday, March 1st from 6:30pm-8:30pm: Free Wine Tasting, Presented by    WineUp  Wine Merchants
  • Friday, March 2nd from 1pm-3pm: Delicious Chocolate Sampling, presented by Suzanne’s Chocolaterie
  • Friday, March 2nd from 6pm-8pm: Game Night, featuring “Last Knitter Standing”
  • Saturday, March 3rd from 10am-1pm: Meet Debbie Stone, designer of “The Stitches of My Life,” at her Trunk Show
  • Saturday, March 3rd from 2pm-4pm: Complimentary Hand Message and Instruction of Stretching Exercises, featuring the talented Jeanne Zeulke
  • Sunday, March 4th from 10am-2om: Learn how to make the perfect scents to enhance your craft time, featuring Scentsy presented by Carlee Bolthouse

Special Store Hours during the Crawl:
Thur & Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 10am-6pm

For more information check out our Rose City Yarn Crawl’s website and/or Facebook page. You can also follow the Crawl on Twitter and Ralvelry.

This is one weekend you won’t want to miss–so mark your calendars and come visit us during this year’s Rose City Yarn Crawl!

9th Annual Super Bowl Sale
January 24, 2012, 12:32 pm
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Mark your calendars for All About Yarn’s 9th Annual Super Bowl Sale!

When: Sunday, February 5th, 2012

What time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Event details: There will be tasty refreshments, great door prize giveaways every hour, as well as, raffle ticket drawings for beautiful shop samples–so come join the fun and save! In addition to the giveaways, there will be fantastic discounts from 20-50% off all day!

This is one sale you won’t want to miss!

Victory Week Sale–GO DUCKS!
January 3, 2012, 12:52 pm
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Campus Knits: Baby Boom in U of O's colors

In honor of the Oregon Duck’s great victory in the 2012 Rose Bowl, we are celebrating all week with an extended “Go Ducks: Victory Week Sale.” Come-in and score outstanding savings on yarn (yellow, green & grey), jewelry, books, notions and more!

You won’t want to miss out on this extraordinary sale!


“I Love Yarn Day” Customer Projects
November 10, 2011, 1:15 pm
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October 14th was national “I Love Yarn Day” and we had a wonderful time here at All About Yarn celebrating it with all of you that came in to share and knit with us! It was great fun and very inspirational seeing all the beautiful projects you all brought in to show-and-tell. Check-out the images below to see what local knitters have been working on this year!

We also wanted to congratulate Lynne Freeman, our raffle prize winner, who went home with a beautiful basket full of this year’s pattern books! The basket and books were generously donated by Lantern Moon and Classic Elite Yarns.

Whimsical Felted Bag by Ann Culter

Ann made her bag out of Lamb’s Pride–a wonderful felting wool with a beautiful range of colorways. Check out her cute little snail and swirling pond, complete with flowering lily pads. Nicely done Ann and thank you so much for sharing!

Cotton white hats with tulip and heart designs by Alice Knox

Holly-Brown Acrylic Hat by Alice Knox

A Lovely Grey and Multicolor Felted Bag by Alice Knox

Alice Knox brought in a few projects to share with us and she did a fabulous job on them all. The two white hats will make some little girl very cute and happy this spring. I especially LOVE Alice’s felted bag–the color combos with the pattern look fantastic! Thanks for sharing Alice!

Beautiful "Autumn Oak" Felted Bag by Cathy Neary

Cathy Neary's River Twist Hat

Cathy is a beginning knitter on her way to turning pro. Her Autumn Oak comes alive with its flowing branches and playful clusters of leaves. The hat she just whipped up out of River Twist from Mountain Colors, creating a pattern to fit her needs–very adventurous and creative! We are looking forward to seeing what Cathy will come up with next!

Comfy Sock by Earlene Brown

Earlene knit this lovely sock out of Petals Socks from Universal Yarns. Inspired by the softness of fresh petals, Universal combined fine merino wool and angora to give this yarn its incredible softness, strength and warmth. Plus, the yarn in machine washable! Nicely done Earlene and thank you so much for sharing!


More projects coming soon… from Barbara Payne and Kathleen Fajardo!

2011 Portland Yarn Crawl
February 28, 2011, 12:44 pm
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2011 Portland Yarn Crawl

We are excited to announce that All About Yarn is participating in the second annual 2011 Portland Yarn Crawl! The Crawl takes place the first weekend in March, which will be Friday, March 4th through Sunday, March 6. Since this is an all weekend event, we will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All About Yarn’s Crawl Hours:
Friday, March 4th: 10am-5pm
Saturday, March 5th: 10am-5pm
Sunday, March 6th: 10am-5pm

If you are unfamiliar with what a Yarn Crawl entails, it is a FREE event meant to “acquaint all fiber enthusiasts and artists with regional independent retailers and the companies that supply and distribute the yarns and accessories they carry. This is done by creating a self guided itinerary for the exploration of participating stores over the course of a weekend.” *Portland Yarn Crawl

This year 20 local shops are participating and at each shop you visit you will have a chance to enter into a raffle drawing for a lovely basket full of fiber-tastic goodies!

All About Yarn will be offering the following fabulous promotions and discounts during the 2011 Portland Yarn Crawl:

  • a large selection of discounted yarns up to 50% off
  • daily in-store drawings Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • FREE surplus patterns and magazines, while supplies last
  • our “Sample Sale” starts Friday, March 4th at 10am and will feature a selection of our lovely hand-knit shop samples
  • a special FREE GIFT for any shopper that spends $50 or more!

Not only will you be able to enjoy the raffle drawings and savings offered during the Crawl, but there will also be a cowl themed Scavenger Hunt with one lucky winner! Each of the participating shops will have a special cowl on display with a specific number attached to it. Once you have visited all the shops and collected all the numbers, you will be able to email your list to The Portland Yarn Crawl people at: If you have correctly identified each shop’s cowl, you will be entered into the Scavenger Hunt drawing giving you a chance to win a fabulous prize from the Crawl’s wonderful sponsors!

Good luck to all those participating in the drawings and scavenger hunt! We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces alike–come join in the fun!