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Meet A Little Knitty

We might be small, but we have a huge heart for all things yarn related and for ALL people who enjoy yarn crafting. We are an inclusive gathering place for all races, religions, genders and crafts. 

We offer yarns from:

- Universal Yarn
- King Cole
- Queensland Collection
- Juniper Moon
- Malabrigo

- Rotating Local Indie Dyed Yarns!

As well as needles, notions, hooks, kits and gifts from all over!

We strongly believe in this small business supporting other small businesses, so we try our hardest
to bring in locally and/or independently made bags, notions, gifts and more.

Our indie yarn selection is growing and changing....come by and check out what is new from the independent yarn dying community!

You can also purchase Ravelry patterns through our shop! We love helping you find your next project! We have the ability to order in anything we don't have in stock, so please let us know if there is anything you are looking for!

We love giving back to our community too! We are a drop off location for Knitted Knockers, Adult Hats & Scarves for our Local Food Bank, Infant Hats for local hospitals and we are looking into what it would take to be involved in the Octopus charity for preemies!

We look forward to being your Local Yarn Shop!

Our Team...

Meet Jen
A Little Knitty began in 2008 when Jen began selling baby hats to friends after she created a few hats for her newborn son. Over the years she attended many craft shows where she sold the finished hats. As demand increased for the hats, her little hands just couldn't keep up. Knitters began asking for her one of a kind patterns, so she started publishing them in 2014. 
It was the first time she recognized that although she loved everything about knitting, her passion was in designing, dreaming, testing, inspiring and teaching!

She now distributes patterns on Ravelry PixieFaire and opened A Little Knitty Yarn Shop (Her dream come true) in Downtown Auburn, Washington in 2016.

Jen lives in Auburn, Washington with her Husband, Brian and their two kids, Nolan & Piper. When she isn't knitting, you can find her off on adventures with her family (with yarn in tow!). She has a strange affinity for cake decorating videos (despite the fact that she cannot bake to save her life) and loves Thai food!

Meet Amber

We are waiting for Amber's bio...until then, she is awesome and we are so thankful to have her!

Meet Hilde

Hello! My name is Hilde Smith and I am super excited to begin working at Little Knitty. I am very impressed with Jen’s vision for the shop and the community and I look forward to being a part of her team.
I grew up in Minnesota. I earned a degree in microbiology at the University of MInnesota where I met my husband. I worked in the Microbiological Teaching Labs at the 
University of Minnesota for 5 years, then became a stay-at-home mom when my daughter was born.
We moved to Washington 22 years ago. I have a son in college studying to become an entomologist and my daughter is grown and just beginning a music teaching career. I started knitting about 12 years ago when my daughter wanted to learn.(Remember the Fun Fur craze?)
I now love knitting and want to learn everything I can about this hobby I’ve become so passionate about. I’ve knit hats, mittens, sweaters, stuffed animals, socks and shawls. I’ve tried double knitting, brioche, stranded colorwork, lace, and recently worked a steek into a Norwegian cardigan. I love figuring out the mechanics behind every stitch, and learning how different stitches work. This helps when it comes time to fix those inevitable mistakes! I may not always understand every stitch, but I sure do like to try.
My other interests include sewing, embroidery, baking, traveling, and hiking. I look forward to meeting everyone and serving the yarn arts community. I hope to learn a lot from all of you, too!
Our Teachers...

Meet Sandy
We are SO lucky to have Sandy as a teacher in the shop. Read more about Sandy below...
"I first learned to knit from my mom in the mid-1970s, and although I never learned to crochet from them, I have fond memories of watching my grandmothers and great-grandmothers crochet. I still have some of the beautiful items they made -- lace-edged hankies, doll dresses, and a little 3-dimensional chair made by crocheting together shaped pieces of greeting cards -- it’s so adorable!

After attending college and working in both the for-profit world (accountant and computer programmer) and the not-for-profit world (outdoor programs instructor at a county park and volunteer coordinator at a wildlife rehabilitation center), I’m happy to now have the opportunity to work exclusively with the fiber arts. I teach knitting and crocheting in the greater Puget Sound area, and I’m currently developing a line of knitting and crocheting patterns based on my own designs.

If you see me knitting or crocheting today, you’ll most likely see me making some sort of container -- I have a small (okay, big!) obsession with purses, bags, baskets and bowls. I enjoy knitting socks and hats, twined knitting, entrelac, felting, Tunisian crochet, knitting/crocheting with beads, and I always have a sweater in the works.

My husband, Gene, and I moved from Cleveland, OH to Covington, WA in 1997. We live there happily with our two cats: Wally, a beautiful Sable Burmese, and Felix, a very affectionate, long-haired boy!

I enjoy studying the medicinal and nutritional uses of wild plants, cross-country skiing, bicycling, hiking, backpacking, watching movies, and reading.

We LOVE reviews...and thanks so much for leaving them on Google, Yelp, Facebook or anywhere really (even bathroom stalls work for us!)

Here's a little of what people are saying....

Super friendly and I know I can always ask Jen to help when I hit a 'snag' in my project.  - Denise Scarboro

I totally adore A Little Knitty! The selection of yarn is varied and high quality in a wide range of prices, and Jen is so friendly and nice and will help you to select patterns and yarn. She has a good selection of patterns, and her own original patterns are well written and easy to understand, too.    - Karen Harbaugh

What a wonderful little store! Jen is so kind and helpful. She has a thoughtful selection of yarns with samples and patterns for inspiration. I highly recommend stopping in to enjoy the store and support a great local business.  - Shelli Bordeaux

Lovely shop. Very knowledgeable about all aspects of knitting and crocheting. I will keep coming back! - Jan Marianowits Hunter

Lovely little yarn shop with high quality yarns and notions. Owner was VERY helpful with yarn selection for a pattern I was looking for. If I lived in the area, I'd definitely be taking classes and spending time there! - Lauren Bowling
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      • Mon: Closed
      • Tues: Closed
      • Wed: 10am to 5pm
      • Thurs: Noon to 8pm
      • Fri: 10am to 5pm
      • Sat: 10am to 5pm
      • Sun: Noon to 3pm
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