Our story

On a visit to Tokyo’s Ginza market in 2004, Darcy Cameron picked up a handwoven bag dyed with persimmons. She loved the bag’s pure simplicity, described by her Japanese friend as “very shibui”, or “elegant with a touch of bitterness”. This inspired an enduring aesthetic.

Shibui Knits was born in 2007, in the basement of Darcy’s yarn store in Portland, Oregon. Faced with the limitations of yarn from big-brand companies, she started her own label, bringing yarn of the highest quality to small, independent stores like her own. Shibui Knits has since grown to represent timeless sophistication in local yarn stores worldwide. Today, we continue to be grounded in the concept of simplicity well executed, with loving attention to detail.


We offer a seamless blend of beauty and craft. All of our yarns are designed to become unique, luxury fabrics in a coordinated palette made for mixing. Each pattern is tailored with the best techniques, resulting in an intuitive knitting process and garments with optimal fit. We strive to elevate your wardrobe with modern, elegant garments of lasting style.


We share passion for beauty through intentional design. We deliver an unparalleled knitting experience for creative women who are committed to sophisticated style.