Open Knit/Crochet Time
Dates: Wednesdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and Fridays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drop in to work on your knit or crochet project and meet other local fiber artists during our open knit sessions! There’s no signup and no agenda, just a chance to work on projects and get to know one another.
PNW Slow Yarn Crawl 2022
Dates: May 27th - September 5th
Wild Knits is beyond excited to be included in the 2022 Slow Yarn Crawl (PNW) this year! This slow crawl is the perfect way to explore new yarn shops and have some summer fun. Spread over three months in the glorious Oregon and Washington summer, this crawl encompasses the best parts of every yarn crawl: patterns, games, prizes, and yarn shops! Passports are available for preorder from us, and you’ll receive stamps for every shop visited, plus the opportunity to win prizes. A beautiful pattern designed especially for us by Kelly Forster will be available free to participants! A BIG thank you to Kelly! Check out the Slow Crawl website for more details.
Knitted Wit's Socks On Vacay Knit Together and National Parks Club 2022
Date: Saturday August 13th, 11:00 am
This is the second of two Knit Togethers for Knitted Wit's Socks On Vacay KAL. From May through August, we receive new National Park colorways only offered to participating Local Yarn Shops. By getting stamps on your postcard, you’ll have the opportunity to earn patches, pins, and prizes. If you knit socks with any of the Knitted Wit yarns and using a Shannon Squire sock pattern (use discount code KEEPITUP22 for 25% off) you can take part in the KAL and our Knit Togethers. If you’re intimidated by socks, group knits are an invaluable way to learn from one another. Plus, socks are the perfect travel and warm weather project.
Check out the National Parks Club yarn currently available and read more about Socks on Vacay here.
Boss Kitty Trunk Show
Date: Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20
We have a unique fiber-loving community in Marion County, including fiber artists, weavers, designers, and indie dyers. Boss Kitty are indie dyers right here in Salem, and we've stocked their yarns since shortly after opening. Their colors are vibrant and fun with great saturation. We've knit multiple shop samples with it and are true fans. They’ll be sharing a trunk show of items for inspiration, as well as a selection of yarn you can peruse, squish, and purchase.
Cost: $10 per Talk
Beginning this summer, we’ll be offering Fiber Talks the first Saturday of the month. A range of topics will be discussed, including fiber characteristics, gauge, and blocking. We’ll also throw in guest speakers and highlight helpful tools here and there. These are not master classes, but informal opportunities to bring a cup of tea or coffee, learn, share, and ask questions. Sign-up sheets will be available.
September Topic: Gauge Before Rage
Pumpkin Palooza Kick Off
Date: Saturday, September 17
Carol graciously allows us to display her pumpkins every year, and this pile of pumpkins will surely get you in the mood for fall! Get your Jack-be-Little pattern when it’s released mid-August, and you’ll have approximately one month to get knitting. Then, bring in your prized pumpkin to share for our Pumpkin Palooza Kick Off! When you do, you’ll receive a coupon and a raffle ticket. Grand prize will be a basket full of fabulous fall feels! Carol's pumpkin patterns can be found on her website here.