We look forward to seeing each of YOU – wearing something you have hand-made! We will be ready, camera in hand, to snap photos of all your lovely hand knits, crochets and wovens — and of course hand-spuns get double points! We especially hope to see many of you wearing your own version of this year’s Mystery Knit or Crochet Along – Yowza!

So get ready to Crawl – Download and Print your 2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl Passport

Not familiar with how the Yarn Crawl works? Check out the details at the official Rose City Yarn Crawl’s site.

Stay tuned to learn more about Northwest Wool’s special patterns for the Rose City Yarn Crawl. The theme for this year’s yarn crawl is “Portland Pastimes” and our patterns reflect the favorite pastimes of our designers – Judy Smitke (Knit) and Tinaka (Crochet). You can obtain both of these RCYC Patterns for FREE, if you make a purchase at Northwest Wools during the four days of the Yarn Crawl.

Hiking in Forest Park

“Hiking in Forest Park”
by Judy Smitke

See our Knitting Pattern

Gardening Gnome in your PDX Home

“Gardening Gnome in your PDX Home”
by Tinaka

See our Crochet Pattern


Check out the patterns from all 13 shops on the RCYC website!

There will be even more RCYC Prizes than ever before – Yowza!

If you finish your Passport by visiting all 13 yarn shops, you can enter your Passport to win one of seven Grand Prize Baskets.

Can’t make it to every shop? No worries! Each Shop will also have six prizes you can win simply by signing in at that shop – no purchase necessary. Northwest Wools will offer:

  • 1st Prize: Giant collection of Yarn & Goodies in a custom-made storage bin from local favorite Queen Bee Creations, complete with RCYC logo!
  • 2nd Prize: Huge stockpile of Yarn – and more – in a stylish tote bag from Portland’s own Yarn Pop.
  • 3rd Prize: Yarn & goodies in a cute custom Binkwaffle Project Bag.
  • 4th Prize: Kit of Northwest Wools featured Yarn and Pattern.
  • 5th Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Northwest Wools
  • 6th Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to Northwest Wools

Check out these trunk shows taking place at Northwest Wools each day from 10 am – 6 pm during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. Follow the links for full details.

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March 2017

One of A Kind Buttons Trunk Show

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Northwest Wools, 3524 SW Troy St.
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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Looking for that perfect button or shawl pin for your handmade item? How about a unique ceramic gift for your Fiber Artist Friends?  Come and meet Candace Wilson, the Ceramic Artist behind One of a Kind Buttons — she will help you find just the right thing!  Candace’s buttons, pins and shawl pins are truly unique — clever and lovely. Candace also has several handmade items perfect for that little something you needed for your gift list. She draws all…

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Three Fates Yarn Trunk Show

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Northwest Wools, 3524 SW Troy St.
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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We invite you to join Stephania Fregosi, an Indie Dyer from Salem, Oregon, for a Trunk Show featuring her fabulous yarns and fibers.  Steph is well known for her use of colors – especially notable in her Gradient yarns and fibers. Gradient yarns are in single skeins or packaged in smaller bundles. The name of Steph’s company, Three Fates, comes from the three Greek goddesses, also known as The Fates or the Moirae. Their names are Lachesis, Clotho and Atrophos, and they are sometimes known as the…

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Shaggy Bear Farms

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Northwest Wools, 3524 SW Troy St.
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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Meet Wendy Hanson and learn about her very special yarns and fibers from Shaggy Bear Farms. Wendy runs a “Farm to Needle” operation, managing a flock of over 400 animals. And many of these are “rescue animals”! So your purchases not only support Wendy, but also all of these wonderful animals she has saved. Yowza! Wendy knows all 400+ of her animals by name – and sings to them as she shears them! And you may feel like breaking into…

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Toots LeBlanc and Company

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Northwest Wools, 3524 SW Troy St.
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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Michele LeBlanc Dillon has been working with a select group of micro-farms for many years and custom blends these all natural fibers to create her beautiful un-dyed yarns. Michele is like a Vintner in this respect, and she notes the terroir effect on her fibers by dating her yarns by year. How cool is that?! Fiber Artists in the know value her “Farm to Needle” yarns for their tight twist, natural colors and lovely hand. We are thrilled at the…

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