Located on the suburban fringe of Portland, Oregon, Knitting Bee is a neighborhood yarn shop where you'll find a lovely selection of yarns and friendly customer service. We're a welcoming community of people who are passionate about knitting and crochet, picky about our materials and tools, and slightly addicted to color and the comforting squish of a ball of wool. We're here to help you find the perfect yarn for your project, and we're happy to lend a hand if you run into trouble.
For those of you who live nearby, we offer a full roster of skill-building classes, private instruction for adults and kids, plus lots of drop-in circles where you can work on your project of choice with an experienced instructor in a small group setting.
Our retail space is modern and cheery with a comfy sitting area and a toy box for the little ones. We invite you to bring your knitting or crochet and stay awhile!
Jami Brynildson, Owner (and Queen Bee)
Prior to opening the Bee I enjoyed a successful career in advertising and marketing. After my son was born I surprised myself and those around me by falling head-over-heels in love with knitting and all things yarn. Even though I'd only been knitting a short time, I had a crazy dream about owning my own yarn shop. My husband, in a momentary lapse, suggested I should write a business plan. I think he forgot how determined I can be. I did my research, wrote a plan, and took out a small business loan. The rest, as they say, is history.
My favorite part of the shop has to be all the people I have met along the way. I get to work with an amazingly talented group of women. And our customers are incredibly creative and supportive. I'm still madly in love with yarn and knitting, and I've also learned to crochet and spin. It's a fabulous adventure and I can't wait to see what happens next.