Staff Picks

Rose City Yarn Crawl Mystery KAL & CALAttention all knitters, crocheters, Portland, Oregon yarn shop fans, folks coming to the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, and anyone who likes a good mystery-along! We are excited to announce that, as a part of the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, there will be both a Mystery Knit-along AND a Mystery Crochet-along. The RCYC has...
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Scrumptious Sale20% off all Scrumptious yarns, patterns and kits begins today!   The yarns are fabulous.  So silky and so wonderful. We carry a few different weights. Scrumptious Lace, 4ply, DK and Aran in jewel tones and dreamy shades of grey.       Pick up a Lace Up Fingerless Glove kit for your favorite knitter,...
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Keepsake Christmas Stockings Book SigningYarn Garden is excited to host a book signing for Portland’s Robin Denney on November 9th, 2013 at 11am-4pm.  Robin’s first book, Keepsake Christmas Stockings is amazing and the most compreshensive “how to” Christmas stocking book we have ever seen.   About the Author: Robin is a career businesswoman and entrepreneur who has been knitting...
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SebastianWith summer coming to an end, I am casting on new fall projects and getting started on Christmas gifts but the smell of the beach is still on my mind.  Anzula must have read my mind and has come up with a yarn to keep the beach on my knitting needles, Sebastian.   The name...
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WynterNew this season from Classic Elite Yarns is Wynter, a bulky weight 50% superfine alpaca/ 50% wool blend that knits up on US 10-10 1/2 knitting needles or J-K crochet hook.   Last season we introduced Blackthorn, part of Classic Elite’s Mountaintop naturally undyed series.  It was such a popular, soft and cozy bulky yarn...
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DreamyWe are happy to welcome Anzula’s Dreamy to our walls and your needles! This is one of the softest sock yarns and the hand dyed colors are wonderful. Dreamy is a fingering weight blend of 75% Superwash Merino/ 15% Cashmere/ 10% Silk with 385 yards per 100 gram skein. Gauge: 7.5 stitches = 1 inch...
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Scallop Lace Hat  The perfect slouchy hat for summer and fall!  Designed by Leah Coccari-Swift and a free pattern on Ravelry.com, the Scallop Lace Hat is simple, quick and we only used one ball to knit it.   For a summery feel, Emily knit this using Greina, a blend of 12% linen/ 18% rayon/ 30% merino/ 40%...
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BreezeA summer yarn everyone should try is Anzula’s Breeze.  Blend of 65% silk/ 35% linen lace weight with 755 yards, enough for Emily to make her shawl with one ball! (Pictured below) Hand dyed colors from brights to neutrals that knit up showing off their subtle tonal changes.    It was a great drape and wonderful...
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Summer LoveWe are crazy about citrus yellow right now!  A great pop of color for an intricate or simple lace shawl like the Foliolum shawl from the current Knitty.com issue. Clockwise from top left to right: Silky Alpaca Lace in color Cameroon, Oasis in Curry, Kid Seta in Chartreuse, Breeze in Ducky, Wash My Lace in...
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Wool Tree MillIntroducing the “Lazy Susan” for yarn, the Wool Tree!  Hand made here in the United States using fine American hardwoods by Wool Tree Mill, a family owned and operated U.S. business.     The yarn is placed on the spool and it smoothly spins as you knit or crochet.   Pictured here in Walnut and...
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Yarn Garden 2013 Sock ChallengeWe’re all super obsessed with socks, and are thrilled to invite you to join our 2013 Sock Challenge! January was for finishing up (or recovering from) holiday knitting, so starting in February, we’ll be knitting one pair of socks each month, to end up with 11 new pairs of socks by the end of the...
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Color By KristinPortland can be dark and rainy this time of year and adding a little color to a hat, scarf or pair of gloves will make anyone smile.  We introduced the Color By Kristin line of yarn and booklets this season and have fallen in love with all of her colors and color combinations.  She’s a...
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CricketCricket has arrived!  Along with the other yarns we carry from Anzula, (Breeze, Inyo, Oasis and Wash My Lace) Cricket is wonderful.  We are so happy to be carrying it in 15 beautiful hand dyed colors.  Cricket is a blend of 80% merino/ 10% cashmere/ 10% nylon with 250 yards per skein.  It’s machine washable,...
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