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.
The question I asked in our last newsletter seems to have been answered – winter has come and gone. I know we often get snow, ice, and cold in March, and that still may happen. It does seem less likely every day. That means you really should be thinking about our spring Knit Along (KAL). You were supposed to sign up by March 1, but we’ll give you another couple of weeks to do that if you forgot. The rules are easy: you must tell us what you’re making in the next two weeks; the yarn and pattern must be purchased in the store; you must use at least 400 yards of yarn; and your project must be geared toward spring and summer for you, another member of your family, or a friend. Think lacy scarves and shawls, cardigans and little covers ups, beach wear, cotton socks, sleeveless tops, bags, and summer accessories – the list goes on. Or make a summery something for someone you love. Our ending party will be on June 25th at 1.00, so you’ll have to be finished by then. We’ll eat and knit or crochet and draw for prizes from everyone who finished their project. There’s no charge for entering and you don’t have to be in a class to participate. Just buy your supplies in the store and let us know what you’re doing by March 18th.
Spring is here and that means new yarns! Lucci yarns has two lovely new worsted weight yarns for spring and summer. Bambooflake is 35% bamboo, 61% cotton, and 4 % nylon. It’s composed of two strands, one is a shimmery smooth yarn and the other is a cottony bouclé. Bamboonubs is another double strand yarn. It’s bamboo and acrylic with a silky strands and fluffy slubs. Both make great spring and summer accessories. Frenda is combining the two of them in a wonderful scarf.
We just got a huge box of gadgets for everyone. We have the latest interchangeable needle sets from Knitter’s Pride. Zing Melodies of Life is anodized aluminum in wonderful colors. It includes extras goodies since this is the premier edition including earrings! There’s more Lavishea for your hands, ChiaGoo Lace circular needles, Snappy Bags from Buffy Ann Designs, and interesting tapestry needle keepers with magnets that work like a lipstick. I know that doesn’t make sense so you’ll have to stop in and see.
Cascade has shipped us several big boxes that should be here any day. There are lots of colors of North Shore, Pluscious, and Ultra Pima coming along with two new yarns. Hampton is a pima cotton and linen blend DK weight in wonderful solid colors. Sarasota is a DK cotton and acrylic blend is perfect summery colors with a marbled look. They both feel wonderful.
There are three other companies sending boxes this month but I’m out of space (remember we promised you one page once a month) so pop in to see what’s new.
Knitted Knocker Night is March 10, and Sit & Stitch is March 17th. You’ll need to make your reservations by Wednesday February 15th.We have jumped into the new year but what kind of year it is – spring or winter? The leaves are still blowing around so maybe its still fall. I’m very confused. Hopefully the ground hog will settle the question in a couple of days. The one thing I’m not confused about is that spring is definitely coming. Our first spring yarn arrived and I’m about to announce our annual Spring Knit Along! Proof positive.
Keep your needles moving!