We sell yarn, patterns, and related books to help you accomplish your knitting, crocheting, and crafting needs.

We're always available to give a helping hand with patterns, how-to's, and snags along the way.

You’ll find us in a cozy little cottage that’s almost 100 years old in the town of Washougal, Washington, at the western edge of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area.

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We sell yarn, patterns, and related books to help you accomplish your knitting, crocheting, and crafting needs! We're always available to give a helping hand with patterns, how-to's, and snags along the way. You’ll find us in a cozy little cottage that’s almost 100 years old in the town of Washougal, Washington, at the western edge of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. Washougal is a great place for a fiber-based shop as the town has a history of working with fibers.  Pendleton Wools has operated a weaving facility here since 1912.  The iconic Pendleton wool shirts were first manufactured here.
Yarn is comprised of multiple strands of material twisted together. Each strand is made of fibers, all shorter than the strand of yarn that they ultimately form. These short fibers get spun into longer filaments, and this makes yarn. Longer continuous strands may only require additional twisting to make them into yarn. Sometimes it is put through an additional process called texturing. The characteristics of spun yarn partly depends on the amount of twists during spinning. A large number of twists produces strong yarn, a low number of twists produces softer yarn, while a very tight twist creates crepe yarn. Yarns are also designated by their number of components. A single yarn is made from multiple filament, or staple fibers, twisted together. Ply yarns are made by twisting two or more single yarns. Cord yarns are made by twisting together two or more ply yarns. Yarn is used to make textiles using several processes, including weaving, knitting, and felting. About fifteen types of fibers are used to make yarn. These fibers fall into two main categories, natural, and synthetic. Natural fibers are derived from a plant, or an animal, and are mainly used for weaving textiles. Cotton is the most available, and commonly used plant fiber, gathered from the cotton boil, or seed pod when it is mature. Cotton is by far the best selling fiber in the United States. Cotton outsells all synthetic fibers combined.
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