Community Supported Yarn

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Knitted Wit is bursting at the seams in its current location. We're raising funds to move into a studio that will ensure Knitted Wit's continued growth.
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Lorajean Kelley
Small Business
Portland, Oregon
United States
1 Team Member

Update: As I write this we're $256 away from being fully funded! This is amazing and humbling. Thank you all who have donated so far! Further investment will help me grow Knitted Wit even more. The purchase of three vertical swifts will allow me to increase production significantly (I'll be able to wind yarn into skeins more quickly -- which means you'll see more regular shop updates and I'll be able to take on more LYS orders). Each swift costs $525, are of incredible quality and made in the US. Let's make the new goal $5,000 and take Knitted Wit to a whole new level of production! 


Since 2007, Knitted Wit’s Lorajean Kelley has brought her unique sense of color to hand-dyed yarn and fiber, allowing knitters and crocheters from coast to coast to craft with an exciting palette of colors. This woman-owned and operated business has grown by leaps and bounds in the last seven years – Knitted Wit has outgrown its space in Lorajean’s Portland, Oregon, home.

From Lorajean Kelley:
Knitted Wit can no longer thrive as a home-based business, so we're moving to a studio space allowing us to continue growing and offering an ever-increasing selection of hand-dyed yarn and fiber. Once settled in our new space, we're looking forward to connecting with more local yarn stores across the US, offering workshops locally, and continuing to offer our community-minded quality customer service.

With the move Knitted Wit also needs to invest in equipment for the new studio space.

The most important items needed are:

•  A stove for cooking the yarn and setting the dye;

•  A washing machine to spin out the excess water from the yarn;

•  A two-bay sink for efficiently rinsing yarn and fiber; and

•  An exhaust fan for keeping the studio fume-free.


The new studio space already has water plumbed to the perfect location, allowing for prompt sink and washing machine installation. Another benefit of the new location is that the building is heated with gas, so with minor movement of pipes we'll be setup and cooking (yarn, that is)! Funds raised through the campaign will be used to purchase and install this needed studio dyeing equipment.

Once the Knitted Wit Studio is up and running, we hope to provide a friendly space for the Portland yarn community, hosting dye workshops and meet-ups.

Thank you for supporting Knitted Wit!


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$9,177USD
raised by 139 people in 1 month
262% funded
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$3,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 24, 2014
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  • $15USD
    Love Note

    Handwritten thank you note (original design by Kimbelina).

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $23USD
    Exclusive Fiber

    Exclusive color on 4 oz of BFL fiber, and a handwritten note.

    19 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    In the Bag Support

    Tote bag with exclusive design by Kimbelina. Cotton bag made in the US, printed in Portland Oregon. And a handwritten note.

    8 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    Opening Studio Party

    Help us open the studio in style! June 7th you'll join us for sweet treats, drinks, raffle prizes, and a special coupon for shopping that event.

    9 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $30USD
    Exclusive Yarn

    Exclusive color on 100 grams of fingering weight super wash merino yarn. And a handwritten thank you note.

    30 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $70USD
    CSF FIBER Variegated

    Community Supported Fiber 3 month subscription. Three (3) shipments of 4 oz bundles of BFL. Colors will be variegated. Shipping consecutive months starting June 15th. And a handwritten thank you note.

    2 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $90USD
    CSY Variegated

    Community Supported Yarn 3 month subscription. Three (3) shipments of fingering weight super wash merino yarn. Colors will be variegated. Shipping consecutive months starting June 15th. And a handwritten thank you note.

    7 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $90USD
    CSY Semi-Solid

    Community Supported Yarn 3 month subscription. Three (3) shipments of fingering weight super wash merino yarn. Colors will be semi-solid. Shipping consecutive months starting June 15th. And a handwritten thank you note.

    24 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $90USD
    Custom CSY

    Community Supported Yarn 3 month subscription. Three (3) shipments of fingering weight super wash merino yarn. Colors will be semi-solid or variegated. We'll work together to create colors that are perfect for you! Shipping consecutive months starting June 15th. And a handwritten thank you note.

    5 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $150USD
    Dye Day in the Studio

    Time in the studio with Lorajean of Knitted Wit! Includes four hours of hands-on instruction, and the cost of one skein of fingering weight super wash merino yarn in your choice of variegated or semi solid. (More yarn can be purchased on your studio day if you'd like to dye more). Top the day off with a walk up the street for milkshakes. Dyeing classes will take place on June 4th, June 14th, and June 29th. (Limit to 4 people per date).

    2 out of 12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $175USD
    {Among Friends}

    An amazing prize with all of Lorajean's favorites! A skein of Alpenglow, Sincere Sheep, and Knitted Wit yarn. Patterns from Kira K Designs, PDXKnitterati, and Irish Girlie Knits. Stitch markers from Spark! and a project bag from A Needle Runs Through It to store it all. And a handwritten note.

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $500USD
    Community Supported Yarn

    Twelve glorious months of yarn! Each month, starting in June through May 2015, you'll receive a skein of fingering weight super wash merino. There will be a mix of variegated and semi solid colors through out the year. We'll collaborate on a palette of colors that work for you. You'll also receive a project bag and stitch marker set from Spark!, patterns from Kira K Designs, PDXKnitterati, and Irish Girlie Knits. Also includes the exclusive designed tote bag, and a handwritten note.

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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