Welcome to Knit One, Stitch Too!
Your Charlotte area source for the best in knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint supplies, accessories, & instruction. We have a wide variety of yarns, needles, threads, books, patterns, bags, and gadgets.
Knit One, Stitch Too was opened in July 2001 by Betsy Weber to offer high quality supplies, accessories, and instruction to those interested in knitting, needlepointing, crocheting, and other needlearts. Over the years we have grown into a community of lively-minded needleartists of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds who enjoy sharing our love of needle work. You’re always welcome to come in and see what’s new, get help with your project, or just sit and relax with your needles for a while. We love having visitors!
We are a full service store so we also offer finishing of knitted, crocheted, and needlepoint items, or we will work the entire item for you. Our Christmas deadline for finishing is October 1 every year. We repair hand made items, and are always happy to provide estimates on repairs or teach you how to make repairs yourself.
It’s the first of September and most of us are thinking back to school, right? Not around here. We’re thinking NEW YARNS ARE COMING and it’s CHARLOTTE AREA YARN CRAWL TIME! This year’s Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl starts September 23 and ends on October 1. We’ll be open everyday and will have EVERYTHING in the store on sale as usual. We’ll have door prizes every day and you’ll be able to get your stamps for the big prizes. Check the Yarn Crawl’s Facebook page or the official website for all the details or give us a call.
We have a wonderful new Organic Cotton from Great Adirondacks in their fabulous colors. Patti is one of the best hand dyers in the business and her yarns show it. It’s also very reasonable priced. You can machine wash and dry it after the first hand washing and as it knits at DK gauge, it’s great for everything. We also have some great kits from Universal Yarn. They’re all packed in della Q bags (a really good start!) and make hats, scarves, or shawls in a variety of color, fibers, and styles. You can make them for yourself, as a gift, or give the whole kit to a knitting friend.
Those are just the first of the new yarns. We have more scheduled to arrive every week or two for the next two months. We can’t have them arrive all at once – we wouldn’t be able to walk through the store! We also expect the newest Addi needles to arrive any minute. These are olive wood and they feel like satin. I like my regular Addis, but I might make an exception for these! They are available in all Addi styles. Addi is also running a SALE!!! If you buy 3 of their Turbo Rockets between June 15 and November 15, 2016 inside a North American LYS, they will send you a free one in your choice of size and length. You’ll need to send them your receipts for the purchases. If you bought them here and don’t have those receipts, we can print duplicates for you. This is a really great deal if you like Addi Turbo Rockets.
Our biggest news is that we’ve started a new community project. We’re partnering with the Levine Cancer Institute to make and distribute Knitted Knockers for women who need breast prosthesis after surgery. Did you guess that we will make and they will distribute? Actually they have knitting and crochet groups that will be making them along with several church groups that knit and crochet for good causes, and our knitters and crocheters. The prosthesis can be crocheted, knitted in the round, or knitted flat. We’ll be happy to do the seaming and stuffing if you bring them to us. We are also collecting the finished knockers for deliverey to the Levine Cancer Institute for distribution to women who need them. We have several yarns that will make wonderful knockers, and will be happy to help you with any questions or problems. You can come in any time for that whether you bought your yarn here or not. We’ll be hosting KNITTED KNOCKER NIGHT on the second Friday of every month from 3 pm to 10 pm. There’s no charge and all we’ll be doing is knitting or crocheting knockers, but – you know us – there may be a few surprises. If you don’t want to join us for the knitting, that’s fine. You can drop your knockers off any time the store is open. You can download the pattern at www.knittedknockers.org. If you aren’t able to do that, we can help you with one. We hope we can inspire lots of knitters and crocheters to make a pair or two for the women in our community who need them.
I know I promise everyone only one page once a month, but there’s so much information to share today, and I didn’t even tell you about the other yarns that will be coming in this month. You’ll just have to come in and see them. I didn’t say much about the coupon in this newsletter, either. We print these from time to time, and I hope you’ll all take advantage of it so we can make room for all the new yarn that’s coming.
Sit and Stitch is September 16th, so make your reservations by the 14th.
If you have any energy left after reading all this, use it to keep your needles moving.