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? When you look at everything budding and blooming amid all the rain, it sure seems like it could be. On the other hand, we often have cold, snow, or ice one more time in March. Mother Nature must be having a really hard time making her mind up this year. There is one thing I know for sure, and that is it’s MARDI GRAS time again! LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!!
As you know, Mardi Gras is the day before Ash Wednesday and the last day of Carnival Season (which starts on King’s Day, or Twelfth Night). We celebrate the last few days because that’s about all the partying I can manage. Our party and sale starts Friday, March 1, and continues the 2nd, 4th, and 5th. As usual we will have decorations and music and prizes and King Cake and fun and terrific prices on everything. All you have to do to participate is show up. We’ll have great sales all over the store, and you will have an extra discount depending on how wild and crazy you want to be in a Mardi Gras way.
You’ll have Mardi Gras discounts for wearing purple, green and gold (1% for each or 5% for all 3), 3% for wearing real Mardi Gras beads, 5% for having Mardi Gras doubloons, 5% for having a picture of yourself attending a Mardi Gras event, a Mardi Gras song or slogan are worth 3% each, and a real Zulu coconut that Betsy can keep is worth 10%. Extra percent off can be earned by being wild, crazy, fun and LEGALLY in keeping with Mardi Gras.
We have great new bags in from our local supplier. She does a terrific job and she is happy to take on special orders. These are sturdy, washable, functional, and very affordable. We also have new Snoozies. Some are variations of our usual ones in great patterns for fiber artists and some come in a cute little pouch for travel.
We have some gorgeous new yarns from Plymouth. Estilo is 80% Fine Merino and 20% Mulberry Silk. It’s a sport weight and comes in solids and hand dyes and is wonderfully soft and easy to work with. Think of beautiful scarves and wraps and any garment that calls for beautiful drape. This will be wonderful to wear all year around. Hearthstone is a DK blend of 80% Merino and 20% Alpaca. The colors are not quite solid – almost heathery – and the feel is delicious. This is warmer than Estilo because of the Alpaca but it’s still light weight and easy to wear.
We have two new yarns coming in the next week or two from a new supplier, The Alpaca Yarn Company. Classic Alpaca is exactly what it sounds like – classic baby alpaca. It’s DK weight and has the soft hand you expect of baby alpaca. The stitch definition is wonderful and you’ll enjoy making and wearing all sorts of accessories and garments with Classic Alpaca. Mariquita is a blend of baby alpaca and Tencel in a fingering weight. It works up at anything between 5 and 8 stitches per inch on #2 to #6 needles and you can do just about anything with it. The drape is perfect for scarves, shawls, and any other light weight garments, and you’ll want to wear it all year.
We’re skipping Knitted Knockers this week due to the sale. Moonlight Madness will be the 15th this month so you must make your reservations by the 13th. Dig out your beads (we gave them to you last year – remember?), get your purple, green, and gold ready, know your songs and slogans, and get ready to LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER while you keep your needles moving!