And, the bind off begins….our final day is June 30, 2018!

May is here and we can’t believe that 8 years ago, we took over Wool ‘N Wares.  We have been on fabulous ride!  So much yarn, knitting, spinning and so very many friends.  When Marge handed over the keys, she gave us lots of advise.  Most important, she told us to always have fun!  And, boy have we!

So with mixed emotions we have decided that we are ready to close our doors. It’s like when we are finishing a project and start to bind off, we think about the fun, the lessons learned and the things we will never do again but mostly the excitement of that next project.  With that same anticipation we begin the bind off of Wool N Wares.

Saying thank you doesn’t seem to be enough to express the gratitude that we have for everyone who has supported us over the years.  We are truly blessed by all your friendship, support and FUN – Thank You!

We hope to see you before June 30, 2018, after that we will be on to the next adventure!  We are sure we will see you again as the fiber community is quite tight.  Be good to yourselves, keep knitting and see you around!

Big hugs,
Karen and Vickee

Wool n' Wares


Wool ‘N Wares is the oldest yarn shop in the greater Portland area, located in West Linn on Portland’s West side.  We have a long tradition of carrying a wide selection of yarns and fibers for every need. Whether you’re an experienced knitter or crocheter, or are learning your first stitch, Wool ‘N Wares is a bright, cheerful, friendly place to touch and feel all the beautiful yarns, receive expert instruction, and share ideas with fellow fiber fanatics. Everyone is welcome!

If you’re looking for a specific yarn, need help with a project, or just want to sit and knit/crochet/spin with some friendly folks, stop by and see us at Wool ‘N Wares. 

Yarns and fibers for every taste and budget

We carry an expanded selection of your favorite brands like: Berroco, Blue Sky Alpaca, Cascade, Frabjous Fibers, Lamb’s Pride, Malabrigo, Misti Alpaca, Lux Adorna, Plymouth, Shepherd’s Wool, Spud and Chloe and The Fiber Company. We also feature hard-to-find yarns and fibers from local and independent dyers such as Knitted Wit, Despondent Dyes, Delicious Yarns, White Birch Fiber Arts, Huckleberry Knits, and Greenwood Fiberworks.

Needles and notions

We carry needles and interchangeable sets from respected manufacturers such as Skacel’s Addi Turbo line, Sock Rockets, ChiaoGoo, Knitters Pride, and Denise. You’ll also find bags and notions by della Q, Offhand Designs, and Chic-a.  In addition, we offer a wide selection of metal and wood crochet hooks, and felting supplies.

Whether you’re looking for a specific yarn, need help with a project, or just want to browse the latest selections of yarns and fibers, stop by and see us at Wool ‘N Wares. We’re ready to help you!