July 12, 2016

Tolt Yarn and Wool: Part One

I never thought I would have the chance to visit Tolt Yarn and Wool Shop, but my dream came true when I was on holiday in Vancouver.  My husband and I decided to drive and visit Seattle.  After a two day visit we drove to Carnation, Washington, in the Snoqualmie Valley.  It is about a 45 minute drive east from Seattle, through the countryside, and is located on a one street town. (Luckily there is a Starbucks around the corner for husbands or non-knitters).  Once I entered this store I was in knitter's heaven.  With a focus on more natural yarn from thoughtfully sourced companies this is a knitter's mecca.  From the way the store was displayed, to the variety of yarn, I literally could have spent hours there looking through every nook and cranny. 
Today I am going to take you on a general tour of Tolt Yarn and Wool.  Since I have so many photos I will post another blog with specific pictures of the yarn tomorrow.

Tolt Mitts
Camp Tolt Collection


Banff Hat in Peace Fleece Worsted

Long table for classes

Spincycle Yarns

Quill by Jared Flood in Natural Affects Natural Shetland Fingering

Sounds of Life in Cestari Traditional Collection 2 ply

Huge selection of books
The lovely woman working at the store could not have been nicer.  She welcomed me to take as many pictures as I wanted, asked me if I needed help, but then left me alone to wander in peace and even invited me to stand behind the counter to take a picture with the infamous Tolt sign behind me.  Of course I jumped at the chance being the fangirl I am.

I have had the opportunity to visit many yarn stores and I have to say, hands down, that this store was the most beautifully laid out and had the biggest variety and quantity of yarn, books, and notions that I have ever seen.  With a giant table at the back and cozy chairs throughout the store I didn't want to leave.

Tomorrow:  The tour continues!


  1. oh wow, your photos are so fantastic- I've heard of Tolt and Wool for a while, but now I feel like I've been there! But sadly didn't get any yarn. What a beautiful, inspiring place- thanks for sharing it with those us of who can't quite get there!

    1. I am glad you like the photos! And the fact is this is only a fraction of what's there. It is a large store jam packed with some many interesting yarns, notions, etc.

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  3. I am drooling over here :) Oh, Christine, thank you so so much for sharing! Yarn shop + travel posts are my favorite and this one is amazing - so many beautiful and inspiring photos! "Luckily there is a Starbucks around the corner for husbands or non-knitters" - the best :)) I love that you mention this detail - it is so so important to be left alone, without having a husband round who is obviously over-bored :)

    1. I have a great husband who accepts my knitting obsession! LOL