Knit Picks’ Holiday Craft Party Recap

West Elm holiday crafting party

It was, quite literally, a dark and stormy night when crafters, friends, and Knit Picks employees met up at the West Elm in downtown Portland for Knit Picks’ 2014 Holiday Craft Party.  Though a wind storm with gusts up to 74 mph was blowing through the area and quite a few lost power, West Elm glowed bright and warm. It was really an excellent night to stay in and make craft-tastic things with old and new friends.

holiday crafting party

West Elm set us up in the front of the store with several large burlap-covered tables, perfect for spreading out projects, and comfy chairs.

holiday crafting party

Everyone got started on their projects. Knit Picks staff helped anyone who needed it and gabbed it up with attendees. It was so great to meet some of our wonderful customers face-to-face! In this photo, I’m in my gray Cumbria Sweater teaching Alexis from our photo department how to cast on, while Heidi is chatting about crocheting.

KP holiday party

Swag was in abundance, as everyone got several skeins of yarn, needles and hooks, and a Knit Picks pattern book to take home in a ‘Handmade is Love’ project bag.

kp holiday crafting party

Lots of people were learning new skills, whether basics like chaining or more advanced like continental knitting. Lisa was teaching her friend Allison how to crochet.

kp holiday party

West Elm’s holiday decorations were so festive and cheery! They really made the place cozy and delightful.

kp holiday snacks

Whole Foods donated a great spread of snacks, including trays of fruit, vegetables, and cheese and cured meats. Hannah was pretty excited about these!

All of us at Knit Picks had a really great time at the party. If you attended, we hope you did too. Let us know in the comments!


  1. Sheree Ervin / December 17, 2014

    Would so love to attend one of these!! It looks fantastic. What does one need to do to keep an eye out for next year’s extravaganza?

  2. Michelle / December 16, 2014

    This sounds/looks so fun! You guys should come out to Chicago!

  3. Heidi / December 15, 2014

    My friend Rebecca and I attended the event and had an AMAZING time! Thank you SO much to you all who helped put this wonderful event on. We came away with some fun goodies and new friendships. Fantastic evening.