Meet the Twistedista: Emily

Name: Emily, owner When did you first knit, and who taught you? I first learned to knit from my mother and grandmother when I was maybe 7. We bought some hideous acrylic monstrosity from Kmart and I made a… polygon…? It never got to scarf status. I couldn’t ever figure out how to turn the work […]

11th Hour Knitting Projects

If you are anything like me, it’s time to get started on holiday knitting. What’s that, you say? Just 11 days until Christmas? Plenty of time to knock out some last-minute gifts! That is not to say I didn’t intend to start earlier… but as they say, why do today what you can put off […]

Twisted is an Inclusive LYS

We want to take this opportunity to remind our customers that Twisted is a safe, inclusive environment to all people. We have the good fortune of having an amazing clientele to help support us in creating that environment. Thank you! You will notice, new in our window, the same graphic shown above. Ysolda Teague is […]

Meet the Designers: Debbi Stone

When did you first knit, and who taught you? My grandmother when I was 7. What are your favorite things to knit? I love knitting accessories of all kinds for the instant gratification! What has been your most frustrating knitting project?  A sweater that I knit about 20 years ago, when I knew nothing nor cared nothing […]

More Blanket, More Better

We just filled out our palette of Berroco Comfort in the worsted weight. While we tend to all love our hand-dyed wool yarns, Berroco Comfort is such a great (and affordable) yarn for blankets. It can be machine washed and dried, which makes it especially practical for baby blankets. We seem to go through phases […]

Black Sheep Looms

Woven wall-hangings seem to be everywhere right now. And as it turns out, they are a great way to bust through some of that stash. What stash? I know. Me, too. Let’s not speak of it. However, should you stumble upon partial skeins of yarn, or have those single skeins you just don’t know what […]

Meet the Twistedistas: Kat

Name: Kat When did you first knit, and who taught you? Freshman year of college, late 1990s. A girl who lived across the hall was knitting, and I immediately asked her what she was doing and if she would teach me. Both of my grandmothers crocheted and had tried to teach me, but it just didn’t take. […]

Slow Fashion Month

As the Pacific Northwest begins its rainy season, we are drawn physically and mentally inward to the warmth and comfort of the indoors, re-allotting time once spent hiking and picnicking with friends to more quiet activities. Maybe we begin projects inside the home, or find comfort in the simplicity of things like board games and hot tea. […]

Sweater Season

As the leaves start to change and the temperature starts to require a change in wardrobe, we knitters start to gear up for the knitting season ahead. Some of us are hardcore, year-round knitters, but still, this change in weather definitely fuels the desire to cast-on new projects. And for a lot of us, that […]