The Steph(v)ens are coming!

Posted by on July 27, 2015 / Leave a Comment


You guys, it was sort of nippy this morning. So nippy that, in fact, I was quite comfortable test-wearing the body of my fair-isle-sweater-in-the-works to grab coffee up the street. My point is, knitting is a thing you should be doing in July and August. Pool knitting? Beach knitting? Road trip knitting? Taking awesome workshops over summer break knitting? All of these are tried and approved concepts.


Regarding awesome workshops we have an extra special surprise for you: Happy Knits will be hosting Stephen West and StevenBe as part of their Flip’N’Wear Tour on August 25th. As suspected, the evening trunk show filled up in like 2 seconds, but we still have a few spots available for their workshops, Color Play and Mix Your Six.


If you don’t want to miss out on the fun, hurry up – sign up! We would love for you to join us in the fun.

Goodbye amirisu, Hello Felicia Lo!

Posted by on June 27, 2015 / Leave a Comment


Glitter! It was a party for sure!

Do you love snacks and drinks, hanging out with designers and having a fab time? Great, us too! We love to host happy hours featuring trunk shows and our visiting designer friends. A couple of weeks ago Meri and Tokuko of amirisu magazine graced us with their presence and a Japanese Knitting workshop and I want to share some photos with you.


Tokuko and Roco. Awww! Tokuko is wearing Teardrop
from the Fall 2014 Amirisu issue


The ladies admiring a piece of the trunk show

Gorgeous knits!


 A Tea Party!

The summer months are bringing us all sorts of designers and dyers! Next up? A meet and greet English Tea Party with Felicia Lo, owner and creative director of SweetGeorgia Yarns, who will grace us with her presence and a trunk show. Join us on July 12th from 1pm-3pm for tea, cucumber sandwiches, and British inspired pastries. Which flowery dress to wear, or to make?!

Superwash DK in L-R Magpie, Saffron, Deep Cove, Blood Organge, Birch

Kyoto to Portland: amirisu Visits HK!

Posted by on May 22, 2015 / 1 Comment

Have you ever looked at a Japanese knitting pattern? In case you are not Japanese, you probably felt like Bill Murray in ‘Lost in Translation’ by Sofia Coppola: Intrigued, stumped and slightly confused. Most likely Scarlet Johansson won’t be joining you to try and make sense of everything and life in general. But we actually have something better to offer!


The two fabulous ladies behind amirisu knitting magazine are making their way from Kyoto to Portland for a weekend in June. Meri and Tokuko are bringing a trunk show of recent amirisu pieces for you to look at and will be teaching a workshop on how to read Japanese knitting patterns. The demand was so high that the workshop is already sold out, but don’t feel like you are missing out: On Thursday, June 4th from 4:30pm to 8:30pm Happy Knits is hosting a meet&greet with the Amirisu ladies, including refreshments (obviously!)! Stop by to talk to the ladies and explore knitting in a different culture than your own – and for the snacks, of course.

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