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7028 Southeast 52nd Avenue
Portland, OR, 97206
United States

503.777.1715

Starlight Knitting Society is the newest Portland yarn shop by former Lint owner, Melissa Nelson.  We are a cozy neighborhood shop stocked with yarns you'll love, friendly staff and great space to hang out.  Come by and have some tea with us as you knit by the fire.

Events

Kool Aid Dye Day!
Jul
8
10:30 am10:30

Kool Aid Dye Day!

Join us for our annual Kool Aid Dye Day!! We will have dye stations ready for you to make your own custom colorway. Bring your own yarn to dye or we will have plenty on hand to purchase. All ages are welcome and there is no need to sign up, just come ready to get your dye on! 

Welcome Blanket Party!
Jul
12
6:00 pm18:00

Welcome Blanket Party!

Join us to support and celebrate the wonderful Welcome Blanket project! There will be a few sewing machines, helpers on hand, materials available to purchase, and resources to rock these blankets out! 

Shelli Can Trunk Show!
Jul
15
Jul 16

Shelli Can Trunk Show!

Starlight is thrilled to host a pop-up shop from Shelli Can! We can't wait to get to shop all of her sweet wares in person, save the date! 

Free Lecture Series with Mer Stevens: Shawl Shapes
Jul
15
1:00 pm13:00

Free Lecture Series with Mer Stevens: Shawl Shapes

Shawl Shape (Redemption) - Join us to discuss the basic anatomy of common shawl shapes and how they're created. This lecture will walk participants through many common shawl shapes and the design conventions that accompany them. Folks who will benefit are knitters who are interested in learning more about these infinitely adaptable projects.

Free Lecture Series with Mer Stevens: Yarn & Fiber 101
Aug
19
1:00 pm13:00

Free Lecture Series with Mer Stevens: Yarn & Fiber 101

We can all agree that yarn is pretty much the greatest. We fill our homes and wardrobes and hands with the stuff. Come enjoy an informational talk about what makes the yarn we use so wonderful. We'll discuss fiber and the ways it can be spun. We'll also talk about how different fibers behave when knitted and why there's room in our hearts for them all.

Workshops with Cory Ellen Boberg!
Oct
14
Oct 15

Workshops with Cory Ellen Boberg!

We are thrilled that the talented and lovely Cory Ellen will be returning to Starlight this fall for a weekend of fun filled workshops! She'll be teaching color theory and how to play with colorful yarns in her super popular Color Play I and Color Play II workshops. She'll also teach a workshop on her incredibly gorgeous shawl pattern, Fireweed. Sign up at the shop or online today! 


Japanese Temari Embroidery Workshop
Jun
17
Jun 18

Japanese Temari Embroidery Workshop

Starlight is thrilled to host two Japanese Temari Embroidery Workshops with Misako Shimomura! This will be her first workshop taught in the US and we are so glad she is coming all the way to Portland to share this gorgeous art form with us. Each workshop will feature a different Temari ball design and includes all the materials and instructions. Sign up while there is still room!  

Free Lecture Series with Mer Stevens: Finishing Success
May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Free Lecture Series with Mer Stevens: Finishing Success

None of us like to be surprised by the result of our (considerable) labor. What are some of the factors that contribute to knitting projects frustrating us? In this lecture we will talk about how to plan well for good outcomes and how to recover from some of the things likely to threaten your knitting bliss. Folks who will benefit are knitters with any skill level who would like to arm themselves against disasters.

Kid's Finger Weaving Workshop: A class for kids, hosted by kids!
Apr
23
12:30 pm12:30

Kid's Finger Weaving Workshop: A class for kids, hosted by kids!

Join 6 year olds, June and Hazel for a fun workshop of finger weaving! Learn to make scarves, headbands, bracelets, and more with this easy technique. Bring your yarn, buy yarn on site, or borrow some of our yarn! Donation at the door $2-3 goes to the shop for providing staff and space. Snacks will be provided. Hope to see you all there! 

Print and Clay Trunk Show
Mar
4
Mar 5

Print and Clay Trunk Show

Peruse this collection of unique and funky yarn bowls and other ceramics from Seattle artist Amanda Barr!

Spincycle Party!
Mar
3
4:00 pm16:00

Spincycle Party!

Our favorite spinsters are coming and we've got to celebrate! There will be cocktails to sip and snacks to nibble while you peruse their incredible stock of yarns, patterns, and accessories. Don't miss this sweet chance to stock up on their gorgeous goods! 

Crystal's Candles Trunk Show!
Mar
3
Mar 5

Crystal's Candles Trunk Show!

We are so excited to have Crystal and her beautiful locally made candles available for this years crawl. She uses all natural essential oil and offers both soy and bees wax candles. Be sure to check her out! 

Brochu Ceramics Trunk Show
Mar
3
10:00 am10:00

Brochu Ceramics Trunk Show

Hood River based ceramist Rebecca Brochu will be here with her gorgeous wares. Don't miss the chance to grab one of her incredible yarn bowls and other works of art! 

JaMpdx Trunk Show
Mar
2
10:00 am10:00

JaMpdx Trunk Show

Come and meet local artists and all around super ladies Jenn Gauer and Meghan Radick from JaMpdx! They are bringing loads of their gorgeous hand crafted goodies to peruse! 

O-Wool Trunk Show
Mar
2
Mar 5

O-Wool Trunk Show

O-wool is coming to Starlight folks! We are so excited to get to host their trunk show for 4 days during the Rose City Yarn Crawl! O-wool's organic and environmentally friendly yarns are lovingly made in Philadelphia by Jocelyn Turney who has a passion animal welfare and environmental sustainability. We know you will fall in love with all of her squishables, just like we have! 

The Dye Project Trunk Show
Mar
2
Mar 5

The Dye Project Trunk Show

We are so super thrilled to get to have Portland's own lovely ladies from The Dye Project bring their trunk show for all four days of the crawl this year. They will have all of their gorgeous yarns, designs, accessories, and kits  available to squish and buy! 

Free Pussyhat Workshop
Feb
11
4:00 pm16:00

Free Pussyhat Workshop

Due to popular demand Starlight is hosting a free pussyhat workshop. We will have staff and teachers available to teach you how to knit, crochet, or sew this popular design. We will have a few sewing machines available for those who prefer to sew. We will also have materials available to purchase, however you are welcome to bring your own! 

Rose City Yarn Crawl's Mystery Knit Along Kick Off!
Jan
25
6:00 pm18:00

Rose City Yarn Crawl's Mystery Knit Along Kick Off!

Join us to celebrate and kick off this year's RCYC Mystery Alongs! There will be tasty treats, drinks to sip, and a cozy fire to help us through the first few stitches! Stop by anytime for help choosing materials, there are tons of gorgeous yarn options in stock! 

YOTH (Yarn on the House) Trunk Show
Dec
17
3:00 pm15:00

YOTH (Yarn on the House) Trunk Show

We are very pleased to host the lovely Veronika of Yarn on the House who will be bringing her amazing yarns to our shop. Join us from 3-5pm only on Saturday, December 17th to squish these special yarns. These hard to find beauties will be here in abundance for this one day only. Here's a selection of what will be offered:

We bring: a large selection of our yarns, patterns, small items like our unique masking tapes and private labeled goods, lots of knitted samples and a good selection of our Puppies/Mother Samplers that are currently only available at trunk shows and yarn events.

I don't know about you, but I'm going to have to set some of my Christmas money aside for this exciting event!

Paint Your Own Yarn Bowl
Nov
27
3:00 pm15:00

Paint Your Own Yarn Bowl

Join us for a painting party!  Celebrate your creativity by painting your very own one-of-a-kind yarn bowl. We'll have all the supplies on hand for an afternoon of fun.  Sign up now, space is limited. 

Small Business Saturday
Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

Small Business Saturday

Join us for a special day celebrating our lovely local businesses.  We will be offering 10% off all purchases all day long. As a bonus we'll be giving away limited edition Starlight tote bags to the first 10 customers who make a purchase. Bring your friends and family for a celebration of your local yarn shop!

Members Appreciation Day
Nov
25
10:00 am10:00

Members Appreciation Day

Calling all precious Starlight members!  If you have a current membership, or buy one on this day, you'll receive an extra 10% off your purchases all day. (A total of 20% off everything!) We love our members! 

Bristol Ivy Collection Trunk Show
Oct
6
Oct 17

Bristol Ivy Collection Trunk Show

We are so excited to receive these gorgeous pieces in the shop made with Cumbria from the Fiber Company.  Bristol Ivy's creative geometry and classic styling pair beautifully together in this inspiring collection. We'll have paper patterns available and you'll receive 10% off when you buy yarn and pattern together. 

Fibre Company Acadia Collection Trunk Show
Sep
22
Oct 3

Fibre Company Acadia Collection Trunk Show

Stop by the shop to peruse these beautiful pieces in one of our most favorite yarns, Acadia from the Fiber Company.  We'll have paper patterns available and you'll receive 10% off when you buy yarn and pattern together. 

Fat Bottom Bags Event
Sep
11
Sep 18

Fat Bottom Bags Event

Buy a bag and receive 20% off everything you can fit inside! September 11-18th only!

Anniversary Raffle
Sep
10
Sep 16

Anniversary Raffle

Stop by during our Anniversary Week to enter for free. (No purchase necessary) Members get an automatic entry. Raffle prize will be updated as we add to the basket.