Nitro Knitters About To Blast Off

Calling all knitters… A new shop is about to open in South Beaverton, OR.

The official Grand Opening of "Nitro Knitters" will start on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb 14th, and continue over the weekend.

Nitro Card

Tue: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wed: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thu: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fri – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm



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It's not just a yarn shop, though.  As you can see, Nitro Knitters is a "Yarn Shop & Knitting School".

(And one with a particularly attractive logo, I might add.  No, I really didn't have anything to do with that, but the resemblance is quite a coincidence, don't you think?)


For yours truly, this place is sounding like a dream come true.

A knitting school, with emphasis on techniques as well as projects, so you can learn how to knit things you love, love, LOVE.

A yarn shop that is focused on yarns you don't find everywhere else, including yarns dyed exclusively for Nitro Knitters.

A business that supports locally-owned and women-owned suppliers, as well as fair-trade practices for the international goods.

Social and charitable knitting groups, as well as knit-alongs and *ahem* excellent classes.

Nitro Knitter HomeLocated at the intersection of Scholls Ferry Road and Nimbus Ave — it's in the strip mall where the old Paper Zone store used to be — it is only six minutes from my house.


Only one thing could make it any better…  drum roll, please…


YES!  I will indeed be teaching here!

I'm SO EXCITED!  I hope you are too.  I am looking forward to getting back in the groove, seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

The fabulous, talented and like-minded Anne Laird will also be teaching here.  I am pleased and flattered that she has asked me to join the team.  I haven't taught anywhere in the past couple of years, and I think I owe a huge debt of gratitude to many former students, who have apparently remembered more than a few of my words of wisdom.  Truly, I am so happy to know that I really did make a positive difference in your knitting lives.  And I sure hope you're ready for more good stuff!

While I don't have anything penciled in on the class calendar yet, I am working on it.  Meanwhile, some of the festivities that are already scheduled include:

SOCIAL KNITTING:  Tuesdays from 5-8 pm; Thursdays from 9 am -12 noon.

HOPE CHEST KNITTING:  This is geared towards charitable knitting projects.  The group will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm.  The first project will be "Critters for Kids".

KNIT-ALONGS:  will be held on Fridays from 4-6 pm, and Sundays from 3-5 pm.  These will have an emphasis on accessories, with a little bit of technique instruction to get you trying something new.


Hope to see you there!  and Happy Knitting!

5 thoughts on “Nitro Knitters About To Blast Off

  1. It's so good to see you excited again! And boy, I am too :) 

    Can't wait for the shop to open and the classess to begin!

  2. What Sheryl said.  I guess It's time to pick up the needles again!  Congrats and best wishes!

  3. Hi Tess,  I was thinking of you the other day when I was looking through my "Sweater Workshop" book by Jacqueline Fee and remembered the class I took from you and some of the things you taught me from this book.  I wasn't in the greatest place at that time but I am now.  I am so happy for you and your new venture.  Knitting School sounds perfect.  I look forward to seeing you Tess,

    Warmest regards,  Ingrid

  4. SO good to hear from former students — especially if they are still knitting!  😀  It will be great to see you again Ingrid.  I'm glad you are doing well.

  5. You wrote: "especially if they are still knitting"  — Are you kidding?  I can't say I'm a great knitter, however  I am  a fanatic knitter — I think there is a difference.  I'm happiest when I have knitting needles in my hands. 

    When my 21 year old grandson was around 6 years or 7 years old I taught him basic knitting.  We made a wash cloth.  I can't say he loved it but a week ago he asked me if I could give  him some ideas on how to knit toys, so I ordered a book on stuffed toys knitting.  He wants to knit again.  Go figure. 

    I would love to become a accomplished and creative knitter by taking some of your classes.  See you soon. 



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