During the Rose City Yarn Crawl this year, I went to 8 yarn shops in the Portland area I hadn’t been to before. I thought it would be fun to write about some of them!
The Starlight Knitting Society is a super cool shop in SE Portland. The building is two-story. The bottom floor is compact but they maximize the space. It’s also gorgeous, I love the floors and the shelves. It’s basically how I want my someday house to look. Along with yarn, they had some awesome cross-stitch kits and fun yarn-themed pins. This is where I got the awesome enamel pins by Spincycle Yarns.
This brings me to what I really enjoyed about Starlight Knitting Society – the store feels cool. Sometimes you go into a yarn store and it’s clear they’re trying to be as unoffensive as possible to cater to as many people as possible. Which is a totally valid way to run a business. Starlight though had “Nasty Woman” cross stitch kits, pins that said “I feel like knit” and everything felt modern and fun.
They also have an upstairs where it looks like they have knit nights and classes. Most yarn stores have a place to sit and knit, but usually it’s in the middle of the store. Having this space upstairs away from the shop makes it feel like less of an inconvenience. That you can sit and relax for a while without taking up space in the shop proper. This may be my social anxiety talking though.
If you’re ever in the Portland area and have some time, I’d highly recommend stopping by The Starlight Knitting Society!