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!

Summer Tops & Accessories

Summer Tops & Accessories

We love making – and wearing – Summer Tops and Accessories. Yowza! As the weather heats up, we turn to blends of Linen, Cotton, Silk, Rayon, Bamboo and other plant fibers. These yarns create wonderfully cool tops and accessories. Many of our yarns are “all season” in the Pacific NW, so your hand-made item can be worn year-round. Another reason we love living here! We carry a large color palette in these yarns, so you can find just the right color for you.

We look forward to your visit to check out these fun items (and many more!) to Knit, Crochet or Weave for your summer wearing pleasure.

Here is Northwest Wool’s instructor, Judy, wearing the new shop model she knit using Juniper Moon Farm Zooey yarn. We just love the yoke on this lovely summer weight top! The pattern is called Derecho and is available on Ravelry. The combination of Linen and Cotton in the textured Zooey yarn is perfect for summer and is distributed by Knitting Fever and Euro Yarns. It comes in TONS of great colors, too, and we have a very large color palette to choose from – yowza! It’s an easy knit for a cool look!

Northwest Wools staffer, Beth, knit this great season-spanning vest called Sycamore Vest by Hannah Fettig, available in the Home & Away book and as an individual pattern on Ravelry. Beth used one of our favorite multi-season yarns Soft Linen from Classic Elite Yarns. The vest would be great over jeans or a summer dress or anything in between! We accessorized it with the Reversible Turkish Cowl. This pattern was created by Northwest Wools staffer, Sophie Bayard, and is also available on Ravelry. The cowl is knit with a variegated Silky Merino from Malabrigo yarn.

Tinaka crocheted this cool summer top using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, another great season-spanning yarn. We love this easy and versatile crochet pattern called Seaside Blouse by Annie Dempsey of Oat Couture available on Ravelry. Can’t you just imagine this over a tee or a tank for a day of fun? Or how about with a dressy blouse or dress for an evening out? It’s a versatile look for all you Crocheters!

Northwest Wools Owner, Jackie, created this colorful and easy Crochet Cowl pattern with season-spanning in mind. It’s simple stitch allows you to “sit and sip” while crocheting, or chat with your friends at a baseball game or the pool. The beautiful variegated Silky Alpaca Lace from Classic Elite Yarns creates all the drama! Pattern is free with yarn purchase.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in making any of these fun Summer Tops and Accessories. We are here to help you in any way we can. Our yarn shop is open seven days a week and late on Thursdays evenings for your convenience. Our phone number is 503-244-5024 if you are not local and wish to order any of these items – or anything we carry! And don’t forget to check out other great ideas for things you can make on our Facebook page.

Wishing you a great start to a fun, fiber-filled Summer!

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