Twisted Updates

Sock Knitting Revival

We admit it. We were lured away by cowls and shawls and sweaters. But sock knitting has always been a favorite around Twisted, and it’s having a resurgence! Keep reading to learn about our favorite patterns and yarns and get a fresh take on a classic project.  Turkish Bed Socks from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas […]

Shawl Geometry – Find Your Favorite Shape!

Favorite Shawl Shapes Saturday, February 11 from 2:00-5:00pm I absolutely love knitting shawls. OK, to be fair, I love casting on shawls. Those first phases, when the shape and patterns begin to emerge, is always intriguing. Most shawls start with just a handful of stitches, and watching them grow is so satisfying. There are so […]

#K12tog Knit-A-Long: February Project

One of my favorite things about the Rose City Yarn Crawl is seeing everyone’s amazing projects from the Mystery Knit-A-Long and Crochet-A-Long. The individual takes and color combinations are always inspiring. We know you are all excited to cast this one on, so we’ve made it our February #K12tog Knit-A-Long project. Join me and Twisted’s […]

Delightful & Inspiring Classes at Twisted

Designs From Nature & Architecture Sunday, January 29 from 11:00am-2:00pm Have you ever found a pattern that seemed almost right, but was missing something? Or a stitch pattern that you would love to add to a special piece? If you’ve thought of trying your hand at designing, but weren’t quite sure how to start, designer […]

Meet the Dyers: Lilliput Yarns

Name: Crystal Van Dyken When did you first knit, and who taught you? I learned to knit and crochet when I was 9. My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Capps, loved to knit and taught the entire class. We all had to make one hat as a part of our art grade. After that if we wanted […]

Knit 12 Together – A Year of Knit-A-Longs with Twisted

At Twisted, knitting is so much more than just our favorite way to relax. It brings us together to share our love of making, of color and texture, our crafty tips, and our creative enthusiasm. Along the way, we are also fortunate to share our humor, our stories, and our hope for a kinder, more […]

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 […]

Needle Felting Workshop

Needle felting is gaining popularity, with crafts people and fiber artists sharing and selling whimsical figures, creative garments, and unique gifts at holiday fairs, cute boutiques, and on websites like Etsy. If you are excited about needle felting, we have an inspiring workshop coming up at Twisted! Students will discover how to make adorable (or […]

Knitting Mysteries Revealed!

While we often say that knitting is really just 2 simple stitches, there are many ways to build upon and refine those little loops. So much is learned just by doing – I always think that there’s a lot of research and development in any given project. At Twisted, we’re devoted to providing opportunities for […]

Stephen West is Coming to Twisted!

We are extremely excited to announce that Stephen West will be at Twisted this Saturday, December 3 from 5:00-7:00pm for a very special event!  Stephen will be signing copies of his latest book, Westknits Bestknits Number 1 – Shawls, and mingling with our knitters for an inspiring evening of color and creativity. This stunning book features 13 of […]

Learn, Create & Inspire with Classes at Twisted

Would you like to fill in the gaps in your holiday gift list with something to encourage and inspire? A gift certificate for one of our wonderful upcoming classes is the perfect way to celebrate the creativity of your favorite crafty people! We have a schedule packed with opportunities to learn new skills and expand […]

Baby Surprise & Beyond

With over 25,000 projects on Ravelry, you know the Baby Surprise Jacket must be something special. Described as “a very entertaining piece of knitted engineering” by Elizabeth Zimmermann when she “unvented” it in 1968, the ubiquitous BSJ is also an incredibly practical, comfortable, little sweater. Almost seamless construction and clever shaping combine with squishy, stretchy, garter […]