Who We Are

Northwest Wools is proud to be Portland’s Oldest Yarn Shop — serving the needs of our customers for over 30 years from our charming location in Multnomah Village. 

Our customers span multiple generations, and we love watching our fiber family expand and grow. We work hard to provide every customer with great service; whether it’s advice on yarns, inspiring new project ideas, helping with challenging patterns, or placing special orders, we’d love to assist you. All of our staff members are experts at their fiber crafts, and most are skilled in multiple areas. We have the knowledge to resolve most any fiber question!

Historic Multnomah Village is located in Southwest Portland, just minutes from downtown. It’s filled with dozens of unique shops, restaurants, cafes, and the Multnomah Arts Center. The Village is quaint, charming, a bit off-center, and quintessentially Portland!

Looking for that special yarn?

We carry hand dyed yarns from Indie Dyers including: Knitted Wit, Garage Dyeworks, Shaggy Bear Farms, Three Fates Yarns, Apple Fiber Studio, Mosaic Moon, and Breaking Yarn

What We Do

At Northwest Wools, we are committed to giving knitters, crocheters, weavers, and felters a variety of choices in all-natural yarns and fibers. 

We remain committed to carrying a wide array of natural fibers, including alpaca, angora, bison, camel, cashmere, llama, merino, mohair, yak, and several varieties of wool. We have plenty of plant-based fibers as well: bamboo, chenille, cotton, linen blends, rayon, silk, Tencel, and viscose.

Our large yarn inventory includes big-name commercial yarns and many independent dyers. We make sure to have a range of color choices and sweater or afghan quantities for larger projects. We carry the largest inventory of spinning and felting fibers in Portland. We have hand-dyed roving braids from Dicentra Designs, Shaggy Bear Farms, and Woolgatherings, colored merino roving from Foxglove Fibers, and un-dyed white top roving from Brown Sheep. Plus, we carry un-dyed unique or rare breed roving from Shaggy Bear Farms, as well as other specialty fibers.

We also carry a large selection of needles, hooks, accessories, patterns, books, magazines, and gift items — all aimed at fiber artists’ needs. We have equipment and accessories for weavers, spinners, and felters as well; some are available in the shop, while others are available as special orders to ensure the exact requirements are met. We have one of the largest button selections in town, many from independent artists like One of a Kind Buttons and Favour Valley Buttons.

We offer a wide array of knitting, weaving, crochet, felting, and spinning classes with some of the most experienced instructors in the Portland area. Please see our classes page for more information, or contact the store to register.

Yarns We Carry

  • Adriafil

    • Calzasocks
    • Knitcol
    • Matita

    Alpaca Yarn Company

    • Halo Watercolors


    • Confeti


    • Remix
    • Ultra Alpaca, Ultra Alpaca Light, Ultra Alpaca Bulky

    Blue Sky Fibers

    • Organic Cotton
    • Woolstok

    Brown Sheep

    • Cotton Fleece
    • Lamb's Pride Worsted, Lamb's Pride Bulky
    • Prairie Spun DK

    Cardiff Cashmere

    • Cashmere Classic


    • 128 Superwash
    • 220, 220 Superwash
    • Baby Llama Chunky
    • Ecological Wool, Eco +
    • Fixation
    • Heritage
    • Lana Grande
    • Ultra Pima

    Ella Rae

    • Cashmereno Sport

    Great Northern Weaving

    • Carpet Warp

    Juniper Moon Farm

    • Findley
    • Zooey

    Kelbourne Woolens

    • Andorra
    • Germantown Bulky
    • Lucky Tweed

    Lang Yarns

    • Bergen


    • Gold Rush
  • Madelinetosh

    • Tosh DK
    • Tosh Merino Light
    • Twist Light


    • Arroyo
    • Mecha
    • Noventa
    • Rasta
    • Rios
    • Sock, Ultimate Sock
    • Washsted
    • Worsted


    • Sulka Legato


    • Ito
    • Kureyon
    • Okunoshima
    • Silk Garden


    • Angora
    • Baby Alpaca Grande
    • DyeForMe
    • Encore, Encore Starz, Encore Colorspun, Encore Tweed
    • Homestead, Homestead Tweed
    • Sea Isle Cotton
    • Shades of Sockotta
    • Worsted Merino Superwash

    Queensland Collection

    • Coastal Cotton


    • Felted Tweed, Felted Tweed Colour
    • Kidsilk Haze


    • das Paar
    • Zauberball Crazy, Zauberball Cotton
    • Zauberperlen

    Tahki Yarns

    • Cotton Classic

    Trendsetter Yarns

    • Cin Cin
    • New York
    • Soffio Cashmere