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.
Is it spring yet? I’m not sure since we often have frost, ice, or even snow in March. I do know that it’s time for our annual Spring Knit Along, so spring must be coming. It’s time to Commit to Knit or Book your Hook! We’re being very open this year with our theme – Cover Up. You can knit or crochet any cover up you like with any yarn you choose. We’re thinking spring and summer, which brings cottons and blends to mind. But a soft, light weight wool shawl is wonderful in an overly air conditioned restaurant. You can make a poncho to cover up at the beach, a fancy shawl to wear out in the evening, a short sleeve summer cardigan in a soft cotton, or even an afghan to cover up a sofa.
Before the end of the month you need to come in, choose your yarn and tell us what pattern and yarn you’re using. Then get out your needles or hooks and get started. Our Show and Share Party will be Sunday, June 24, so you must be finished by then. We’ll have our usual great food and fun. Everyone who finishes their project by the 24th will be entered in the drawing for our door prizes and will also get one of our canvas Knit One, Stitch Too bags. You don’t need to be present to win a prize but you’ll miss a good party. If your project is a gift for someone and you need to give it before the party, we can take a picture of it and it will count as completed on time. If you don’t know what to make, come on it and we can help you decide. We have several kits that will work beautifully, and lots of pattern ideas and yarns to choose from.
We’re having a Model Sale right now. We are up to our knitting needles in store models we no longer need, usually because the yarn is no longer available. There are some good buys and they’re all hand made. Stop by and see them before they’re gone.
Our Red Baby Hat project was a great success thanks to all of you knitters and crocheters. We made almost 50 hats for newborns to help their moms remember heart health. I understand there were about 300 babies born during February so we covered lots of heads! Of course, we weren’t the only people supplying baby hats. Thanks to everyone who contributed. (I had no idea there are so many babies born in Charlotte in one short month – did you? That’s just one hospital!)
Spring yarns have started coming in but already there’s too many to fit in this space so you’ll have to stop by and see them. Buffy Ann yarn cozies are finally back in stock, and we have lots of new yarn bowls to help keep your yarn tidy while you’re working. You’ll love them all – I do!
Knitted Knockers is the 2nd this month, and Sit & Stitch is the 16th. This is our Easter Celebration so we’ll have our big EGG HUNT!!! Make your reservations by the 14th so you won’t miss a moment. The prizes in the eggs are always good and we have a new Golden Egg with a special prize to hide this year. Get your cover up started so you can keep your needles moving!