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.
Welcome to summer! Summer sun and heat, summer showers, flip flops, beach trips, and no school! Some people would have you believe that includes no knitting, crocheting, or stitching. Let’s put that silly thought to rest immediately. Those of us who believe our favorite fiber activity is a daily necessity for our sanity and good nature know we can’t go an entire day without it, to say nothing of an entire season! In the summer you can take advantage of lighter weight yarns to work scarves, shawls, tops of all kinds, and lots of small projects. If you’re worried about yarn on the beach, work dish clothes or spa clothes (same thing is different colors and softer yarn). Socks are a great summer project since they’re small, easy to knit, and very portable. Keep in mind that this is the perfect time to start your holiday knitting. You can’t wait till the last minute to get our gifts going.
Another great summer project is Knitted Knockers. We knit and crochet these for donation to Levine Cancer Centers. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on October 1 the Pink Lady fire truck will be visiting knitting stores in the area to pick up our Knockers. If you will knit or crochet them and bring them to us we’ll be happy to do the stuffing. The second Friday of each month is Knitted Knockers Knight from 3 – 9 pm. Join us for fun and companionship and instruction in knitting and crocheting these if you need it. Let’s see if we can’t fill a good bit of the Pink Lady!
We have more new yarns again this month. Actually we have a whole new company. Sugarbush is a Canadian company with a lovely variety of yarns in all weights. We’ve added two now. One is Itty Bitty. This is a fingering weight yarn that’s 65% fine superwash merino, 25% nylon, and 10% cashmere. This will do wonderful socks as well as scarves and shawls and anything you would use soft lovely fingering yarn for. Our other new one is Cabot. This is a DK weight (5 ½ stitches per inch) 70% pima cotton and 30% linen yarn with a wonderful yardage (291 yards) that will do just about everything well. Both yarns come in solids and variegated colors and both are MACHINE WASH AND DRY!!! Talk about beautiful and easy to work with for great garments. We’ll be adding more of their yarns in the fall. Check their ratings out on their website and come in and look at them in the store.
Sirdar has sent us more Baby Blossom Chunky in the original colors and some new ones including the current popular grey and a warm and toasty brown, both with flowers, of course. This is the wonderful chunky yarn that knits up in stripes with rows of flowers. They are also doing it up in a DK weight that should be here in July. This sells out fast so stop by and see it soon. We also have lots of bags of DK weight baby yarn from them in traditional baby colors for those families having traditional babies. And we got some of the same yarn in bright red and rich blue (almost a navy) for easy care garments for older children or school colors projects.
The important dates this month are Friday, June 9 for Knitted Knockers. Stop by any time between 3 and 9 pm. Friday, June 16 is Sit and Stitch from 6 – 11 pm. This is a regular class so the charge is $10 and we’ll have a great dessert for you. You need to make reservations by Wednesday June 14. It’s also time to mark your calendar for our annual BIRTHDAY SALE! We will be 16 in July and since we might be thinking about getting our driver’s license, this is a big year so you know it will be a big sale. Our birthday is July 2, so the party and sale will be early. Look for details in the next newsletter. We promise to get is out early.
Till then, keep the sun tan lotion handy and keep your needles moving!