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.
Happy Ground Hog Day, Valentine’s Day, Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day (the 11th), Do A Grouch A Favor Day (the 16th) and, most importantly, Mardi Gras!!! There’s such a lot to celebrate in this short month, but as usual, we’ll go all out for Mardi Gras.
First, it’s also American Heart Month and we’re joining the Little Hats Big Hearts campaign to provide every baby born this month with a red hat in hopes of helping moms to live heart healthy lives and help their children do the same. Knit or crochet red baby hats and bring them to the store or take them to your hospital to be given out this month. Ravelry has a free pattern or you can use any pattern you like. It’s just a little bit of knitting or crochetting for a good cause.
So what’s new? Our Compass Kits have arrived from Wonderland Yarns. My shawl is finished, as you can see, although I used the Scatter Stripe Shawl pattern since the Compass Kit is a bit more triangular than I like. This kit uses Mad Hatter yarn, 602 yards of a lovely superwash merino in fabulous colors. We also have their Parfait Cowl Kits, and a generous amount of their Mary Ann – a superwash merino and nylon sock yarn that’s beautiful enough to use for anything and wonderful for socks.
Our order of Alpaculence from Universal is here. This long color repeat yarn is a blend of acrylic, wool, alpaca, and glitter and makes beautiful scarves & shawls. With 536 yards each, you can do lots of things with one ball. Check our Facebook page for a picture.
Now you all know what time it is – MARDI GRAS!!! Yes it is early this year because Easter is early. We will be having our usual fantastic sale – EVERYTHING not already on sale will be on sale. Your sale price will depend on how wild and crazy you want to be. Here is your cheat sheet:
- Wearing purple, green, and gold, is worth 1% each or 5% for all three.
- Knowing a Mardi Gras song or slogan are each worth 3% more off.
- Having real Mardi Gras beads (3%) or doubloons (4%) will save you even more. We gave them to you in previous years so dig them out and wear them in.
- We will certainly reward festive and innovative costumes with more off BUT you must keep it all legal.
- I’m still hoping for a real Mardi Gras Zulu coconut and will give you an extra 10% for it.
Mardi Gras is February 13, so our sale will be February 9, 10, 12, and 13. Come in for some king cake, great savings, and maybe a second line or two.
Sit & Stitch is the 16th this month so make your reservations by the 14th. Get out your beads and purple, green, and gold, and work on your slogans while you keep your needles moving.