New Kid on the Block – Gossamer Knitting


Local knit shop’s strategic relocation to vibrant Galveston Avenue

Local entrepreneur, Elizabeth Alexander, is ecstatic about her new store location for Gossamer Knitting. This strategic move to Galveston Avenue (from Old Mill Marketplace) was made in step with her desire to be in the heart of a dynamic neighborhood. The new storefront offers the perfect atmosphere: full of light to showcase the bright colors & textures of the fibers offered, along with cozy corners for individual or group instruction.

Alexander moved to Bend in 2000 from Memphis, Tennessee. She had dreamed of opening a knit shop since her sister taught her to knit in 1994. Her approach to designing her business was to create a warm, inviting, contemporary place for knitters of all skill levels to be inspired, while sharing their love for the craft with others.

“Knitting is very social and builds community”, says Alexander. “People love to share ideas and see what others are making. We strive to provide excellent customer service, interesting classes, and an atmosphere where creativity flows.”

Celebrating eight years in business, Alexander continues to provide her customers with the finest products in the industry. She updates her clientele with the latest in trend setting standards for each season. Knitting trends for this fall: caplets, lacy cover‐ups, cables and quick bulky knit cowls. The trends in color are to pair brighter colors with more natural hues. Color of the year: honeysuckle. Perfect color pair: bamboo, coffee liqueur, phlox and nougat shades.

Gossamer Knitting is pleased to join the collection of local owners that flank Galveston.

Avenue and looks forward to future growth and the additions of new businesses, joining the ranks of the creative retailers and restaurateurs that have put their stake in the ground in this Northwest Bend neighborhood.

1326 NW Galveston Avenue, Bend, Hours of Operation‐Mon-Fri, 10am‐6pm Saturday & Sunday – 12‐4pm, 541-383-204,


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