Ponchos, Shrugs, Wraps & Shawls Oh My!

Fall is the time for light toppings! Ponchos, shrugs, wraps and shawls are the latest fashion trend and are perfect for our Pacific Northwest weather. These are all fun to make and will provide you with a lovely layering piece.

Our LYS is filled to the brim with shop models to inspire you! We have lots of knit samples for you to try on, as well as crocheted and woven items. We love this time of year with all the great colors and fiber choices from our many wonderful vendors. And we have received all our fall shipments, with lots of choices – so you can find the perfect yarn and pattern for your project!

Churchmouse “Twice Reversible Ribbed Poncho”
Knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Charcoal Grey

Mentolat Wrap
Knit with Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in Multiple Colors

Mentolat Wrap - knit with Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend


Three Color Shrug Kit
Knit with Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool from KFI

Pattern free with yarn purchase – can be worn as either a shrug or a cowl.

NORO Shrug
Knit with NORO Silk Garden from KFI

Pattern free with yarn purchase.

NORO Shrug- Knit with NORO Silk Garden from KFI


Versatile Shawl Knit with Berroco Folio in Two Colors of Teal

Featuring a Jul Designs Shawl Stick

Churchmouse Easy Folded Poncho
Knit with Rowan Felted Tweed in Purple

The original Churchmouse pattern was used, but was lengthened by adding a basketweave edging. Modifications available for free from our LYS with CM pattern and yarn purchase.



Let us help you find just the right yarn and pattern for your personal Fall look. Along with these six shop models, we have lots more you can try on in our Yarn Shop. So come on in and visit us!

You can also see more samples posted to our Facebook & Instagram, with regular updates of new finished objects from our talented staff, students and customers.

We look forward to helping you find just the right knit, crochet or woven project! So please stop by our yarn shop here in cute little Multnomah Village – or phone our yarn shop so we can assist you at 503-244-5024. Our yarn shop hours are posted on our website and Facebook page.

Happy Fall!

One of a Kind Button Trunk Show

One of a Kind Button Trunk Show

One of a Kind Button Trunk Show with Candice

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 her designs by hand, then creates the stamps to produce these fabulous ceramic items – which are truly “one of a kind”! Her work makes lovely and affordable gifts for all the “handy” people on your Holiday List. And I promise you won’t be able to leave without at least one very cool and special item for yourself!



Check out these One of a Kind Portland-themed buttons!

The One of a Kind Trunk Show is happening during Multnomah Village’s First Friday and its annual Holiday Gala. This is a wonderful holiday tradition and will remind you of the old “small town” celebrations at the turn of the century. Since Multnomah Village IS from the 1900’s, our small town charm is for real!  Sleigh Rides, Tree Lighting, St. Nick sightings, Caroling and more…all happening throughout Multnomah Village as part of the annual Holiday Gala on Friday, December 2nd.  Don’t miss this intimate and very local celebration!


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2015 Holiday Time at Northwest Wools

2015 Holiday Time at Northwest Wools

Looking for that perfect gift for the Fiber Artist in your life?

Check out all our unique gifts during this holiday shopping season:  Ceramic “Knit-Out” Bowls and matching mugs from Master Potter Frank Philipps, Interchangeable Needle Sets and Needle Storage Cases, Ball Winders and Umbrella Swifts, Knitting/Crochet Bags and Tool holders, Books, Cards and more.

Gift Certificates for Looms, Spinning Wheels – or for any dollar amount you choose.

Want to create a handmade gift for that Special Someone?

Northwest Wools Knitting Bags

We have one of the largest yarn and fiber inventories in town, as well as many yarn kits.  All the big name yarns, plus lots of Local Indie Dyers. And we even have some limited edition hand-spun yarns from Master Spinner Laurie Weinsoft.  There is still time for you to make some quick and easy items for your friends, family or neighbors.  Check out our Shop Models to inspire your ideas!  And if you don’t have time to make it yourself – we have handwoven scarves and cowls for sale from Silloway Weaving Studios.

Golden Tickets and Little Boxes offer great holiday discounts and support Shopping Local:

We will be participating again this year in both of these Shop Local programs.  Earn Discounts at our shop, throughout Multnomah Village and greater Portland with these two fun holiday programs.  Golden Tickets starts November 16th and runs through December 31st.  Little Boxes occurs the two days after Thanksgiving from  November 27th and 28th. To learn more about these great Shop Local programs please visit  Golden Tickets and Little Boxes.

Yarn Bowls by Frank Philipps

Yarn Bowls by Frank Philipps