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.
While we are usually closed when Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are closed, during Hurricane Florence we will be deciding when to close based on current weather and travel conditions. As of close of business on Wednesday, September 12th, we plan to be open as usual on the 13th. Please call before you come in.
Stay safe and keep your needles moving!
Happy Labor Day! To me that usually means the start of school, the end of summer, and the hope of crisp fall days. We have the first two, and with any luck the last will be coming soon.
To us it also means the CHARLOTTE AREA YARN CRAWL! This is our 10th year for the Crawl and the local stores are all very excited about it. It runs from September 21st through the 29th. We’ve planned special limited edition bags and pins to celebrate 10 years. Those who visit every store and get their passports stamped will be in the drawing for the big prizes as usual. We’ll all be open the same hours so you can come in Monday through Saturday from 10 – 6 (we’ll still be open Thursday till 9) and Sunday 1 – 4. We’ll have our usual sale, door prizes, trunk shows, and surprises! Mark your calendar for a wonderful week.
Fall and winter yarns have started arriving. Plymouth has some great new blends. Pima Rino is pima cotton and superwash merino. It’s a light worsted weight that does everything well and goes into the washer and dryer beautifully. Equinox is extra fine merino, linen and mulberry silk in a DK weight. It partners with Eqinox Hand dye, a variegated version that picks up the solid colors in Equinox. They both have a lovely hand. Setasilk is a worsted weight blend of cotton, silk, and nylon with a delicious feel. This is great for tops of all kinds in any season.
We just received a box from Great Adirondacks Yarn filled with Silky Sock in wonderful new colors and what’s probably the last of the Chinchilla. The mill isn’t making this any more because of concerns about the amount of fluff generated by the spinning process. You wouldn’t think rayon would fluff, would you? It’s one of my favorite yarns for scarves and shawls because of its light warmth, and the fact that with its texture, all you do is knit it and let the colors shine. Silky Sock is 70% superwash merino, 20% silk, and 10% nylon. It has a wonderful feel and colors for socks, scarves, shawls, or anything calling for a fingering weight.
We got an even bigger box from Wonderland Yarns! Our August birthstone Cheshire Cat yarn is here and what a color! This peridot is stunning. We also have 2 of their Pack-of-the-Month mini-pack selections. Some of these will be available later and some are limited editions. The colors are Garden Party and Saturday Market, and both are lovely. Each mini pack has 5 skeins of 128 yards of fingering weight Cheshire Cat superwash merino, and one package makes a scarf or small shawl. We also got some 8 mini-skein packages and a couple of 20 mini-skein packs in their So Full of Rainbows Collection. They’re fantastic!
Our last box was filled with Baby Snoozies. If you like your Snoozies slippers, you’ll love these! They’re cute little animals that will tuck into your next baby gift beautifully. So when you pick out your next baby gift yarn, pick up a tiny pair of Snoozies to go along with it. If it’s last minute, you can make a hat in an evening or two to match your Snoozie – a perfect little gift.
I need to apologize for being so late this month. Skip spent all of last week in the hospital having foot surgery and since he doesn’t do things like that well, I stayed with him. Renee and John did a fantastic job in the store – I bet none of you even missed me – and Skip is home and doing fine. One interesting note: Friday was our anniversary and we had lunch together. Skip had hospital food and I had a protein bar. Then he was discharged and we went home and had naps in our respective recliners. It was a fine anniversary – 50 years but who’s counting?
Knitted Knockers is the 7th this month. Join us or bring in the ones you’ve made at home before the Yarn Crawl. You are invited to join us at 1 pm on Sunday, September 30th when the Pink Lady fire truck arrives to pick up our knitted knockers for delivery to Carolina Breast Friends Center. Sit and Stitch is the 21st. Make sure you let us know if you’re coming by the 19th.
Get your crawling shoes ready and keep your needles moving!