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.
Ok, I’ll wait while you pick up your chin, or yourself, off the floor or whatever you dropped when you opened this. I don’t think we’ve ever had two early newsletters in a row, so I understand your surprise. We have lots going on at the moment so I wanted to get this out fast!
We’re starting a new class in August! Basic Entrelac will make this lovely hat. You’ll learn to work a provisional cast on, hemming your knitting without sewing, knitting backwards, three-needle bind off, and knitting entrelac in the round. Classes will be Tuesday (starting Aug 8) and Saturday (starting Aug. 5) 10 am – noon and Thursday (starting Aug. 3) 7 – 9 pm. The $70 fee includes 4 weeks of classes and the pattern. Students must be comfortable with knitting, purling, and knitting in the round, and will need a 16” #5 or #6 needle and a second circular needle of the same size or smaller in any length. You must purchase your DK weight yarn in the store. We have a large variety of suitable yarns to choose from. After this class, we’ll have an advanced entrelac class that will cover knitting on the flat with side triangles, knitting squares, and incorporating other stitch patterns and using your entrelac in other projects. If you’re interested, you need to sign up quickly as space in all classes is limited!
Our 16th Birthday Party and Sale was a huge hit thanks to all of you! Now we’re feeling nostalgic, so we decided to revisit some of our old patterns. Some of you probably still have one or more of these lurking in your closet, or you may still be wearing them. Classic garments can be worn forever. The first one we’re doing is our Any Way Shawl. You can wear it at least 4 different ways depending on your mood. If you use a bulky yarn or 2 thinner yarns held together, it will work up quickly and if you choose a thinner yarn it will look just as good. Perhaps the best part is that it’s super easy – all knit and no seams! We have updated this pattern and added new pictures – thanks Julie! She made hers in Great Adirondacks Organic Cotton and Cotton Lace held together. We have a sample of that in the store. I’ll be doing the same thing with some of my other classic patterns in the coming months. I’ve converted all of my own patterns to Brian’s Patterns and the proceeds from the sale of these patterns will go to the Brian C. Weber Memorial Travel Fund through the Vascular Birthmark Foundation (birthmark.org).
We’ve just had a large shipment of yarns from our friends at Great Adirondacks. I think they are still one of the best hand dyers around. The shipment includes Silky Sock, Merino Superwash, DK Alpaca Silk, and Silk Noil. We also got some beautiful Organic Cotton and Cotton Lace that we have put together in kits for the Any Way Shawl. While they last, the kits will be 10% off the regular retail price.
We are expecting many new yarns to come in starting in a couple of weeks. Since we promised you one email each month, check our Facebook page to see what’s new or stop in. We’re always happy to see you and talk new yarns!
We’re changing our Knitted Knocker Night to the first Friday of each month. Some of us were having trouble with two late Fridays in row. So Knitted Knockers will be the 4th this month from 3 – 9 pm as usual. Sit & Stitch will still be the third week, so that is the 18th this month. If you want to come, please make your reservations by the 16th.
Until then keep your needles moving!