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.
Did you think you missed the newsletter this month? I think this is the latest we’ve ever got the newsletter out. We had a double hit of Covid and sinus infection, so Skip and I were laid low for awhile. John was excellent at keeping the store going but he won’t write the newsletter. He is responsible for editing it and he makes me look good.
We have two newsworthy items this month. Our deSTITCHnation yarn of the month from Wonderland Yarns is Mad Hatter in the color Fairy Wood. It’s a stunning blend of pale to medium greens with touches of teal, blue, and yellow. Mad Hatter is a sport weight (20 – 24 stitches on a #4 – 6 needle) 100% superwash merino wool. It’s lovely to work with and luscious to wear. One skein has 344 yards. Titania, the pattern that comes with it, is for a hat and fingerless gloves. This year’s theme is books, and what better to feature that then Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream? The pin that comes with it pictures the Fairy Woods since Titania is Queen of the fairies. You’ll feel like the Queen wearing these gloves and hat!
Our other big news is our Summer Knit Along. We’re doing something different this time – it’s a Mystery! I had never thought I would like a Mystery KAL but then I tried one of Casapinka’s since I like her patterns. I loved it! Now I’ve done several & had fun with all of them. So when several people (who need to remain unnamed) pushed for one for our summer KAL, it wasn’t hard to say yes. The pattern, “You’re Doing What? Exactly!”, is available in sections of 25 to 40 rows, and a new section will come out every other week. You’ll be making a scarf in any weight yarn you like. You’ll need 400 yards each of 2 colors or a variegated and a solid color, and you’ll need to buy your yarn in the store, as usual. The pattern is written for 2 colors, but you could use more than 2 if you like. With each new section, you’ll get a picture of the scarf so far so you can see what’s happening. To help you with any questions, we’ll be open Sunday afternoons from 1 – 4 pm on the day the next section comes out. Those will be June 5 and 19, July 3, 17, and 31, August 14, 28, and September 11, and 25. You can pick up the new section at that time, or any time after that or we’ll be happy to email it to you. We will have our usual party and goodies at the end of the KAL for everyone who participates. You need to sign up by the end of June if you plan to join us.
This month Sit & Stitch will be on the 17th, so you’ll need to make reservations by the 15th if you plan to join us. Remember our 21st birthday is next month so be thinking about fun parties, great sales and keep your needles moving!