Episode 370: Yarn Thrift Stores with Zeb from Disco Fibers

Every knitter ends up with yarn they don’t plan to use and don’t know what to do with, and that’s the problem Zeb from Disco Fibers is looking to solve! He joins our hosts Lee and Stacey to talk about starting a yarn thrift store in the Portland, OR area that helps get unused yarn out of the back of the closet and into the hands of knitters that will love it.

Plus, Andi joins Stacey to discuss our upcoming KAL, where we’ll all be knitting the Axiom Sweater by Claire Slade! Andi and Stacey chat about their yarn choices and some modifications to the pattern.  

Mentioned in this Episode

Lee’s cardigan project in Swish Pops (Ravelry link)

Swish Pops yarn

Twisted Stitch Sourcebook (book with cardigan pattern)

Worsted Socks pattern

Lee’s marled socks project (Ravelry link)

WotA Classics ebook

Bare Stroll Glimmer yarn

Ventisca Slipover pattern

Rey Bucket Hat sewing pattern

Axiom Sweater pattern

Axiom Knit-along

Wool of the Andes Worsted yarn

High Desert Tweed yarn

Swish Worsted yarn

Wool of the Andes Tweed yarn

Knit Picks blog

Disco Fibers

Whatnot app

Zeb’s dogs

Disco Fibers on Instagram

ReCreative Denver

Really Really Free Market

Rebuilding Center in Portland

Scrap in Portland

Swansons Fabrics

Secondhand Fabric Stores US & Canada Map

Creative Reuse Store list

Time Stamps

00:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks podcast!

00:18 Lee and Stacey share what they’ve been up to lately.

09:59 We’re announcing our new knit-along: The Axiom Sweater! 

14:14 Stacey and Andi share their Axiom yarn choices and modification plans

23:01 Our hosts are joined by Zeb from Disco Fibers to talk about yarn thrift stores! 

24:21 Zeb shares why he was inspired to start Disco Fibers

31:54 Stacey asks Zeb about using WhatNot

36:50 Zeb shares his plans for the future of Disco Fibers

41:11 Lee asks about the Disco Fibers intake process 

50:39 Lee and Zeb discuss additional craft thrift stores outside of the Portland, OR area

54:55 Credits