“Every village should have a yarn and gift shop!”

Apples To Oranges is located in the heart of downtown Silverton, Oregon, one of the most charming small towns in the Pacific Northwest. We take pride in stocking an enormous range of yarns from baby-soft acrylic and alpaca to hand-dyed merino wool and even mink and yak! We also have a wide variety of yarn companies represented beginning in size from local hand-dyers such as Alexandra and Black Trillium to large companies such as Cascade,Kraemer, Malabrigo, Plymouth, Swans Island and many more.


Laurie Armstrong Carter
Owner / Knitting Aficionado

Laurie Armstrong Carter is the owner of Apples to Oranges. There are several reasons for the name of the shop: a play on Alpha to Omega, a reference to Laurie’s love of fruit! the process where yarn is changed from one form to another, the fact that our shop is not just a yarn shop: we also sell Department 56 villages, Sunsout puzzles, locally made ceramic knitting bowls, and candles flavored with local wine scents; and lastly, comparing our shop to others is like comparing apples to oranges!

Kelly @ KIS Designs
Manager / Knitter Extraordinaire

I’ve been called a Yarn-Ho & a Yarn Pusher. I happily identify with both monikers! Obsessed? You bet! I enjoy every aspect of this craft! I enjoy the meditative qualities of knitting, as much as I do the notion of being able to create an article of clothing from a piece of string.