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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.

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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.

AUGUST GREETINGS!

It seems like a poor idea to be talking about yarn in this weather – almost.  For all of us diehards, as the temperature goes up, we just sit in front of the fan or air conditioner and add more ice to our sweet tea while we keep on moving our needles and hooks.  It just isn’t a good day if you haven’t managed at least a few stitches.

If you joined the summer Knit Along, our party will be on Sunday, September 12 from 1 to 4 pm, so mark your calendar.  We’ll have all the prizes and drawings then.  At the moment we are planning to do brunch before at Piper’s Galway Hooker as usual.  Richard will put us in the snug again so we won’t embarrass him.  I will need to know in advance if you plan to attend.

If this heat is getting to you, too, you can take a break to join us for our Queen City Designers Trunk Show!  Four local designers will be sharing their patterns with us for the next week.  They include Jessica Brist of Snickerdoodle Knits, Tanya Cauren of Yarn Gone Wild, Natalia Pleshko of Natalia Yarn Craft, and Julie Philip of Julie Belle Studio.  Their patterns are modern, clear and easy to follow, and fun to work up and wear.  We’re really excited to be hosting them next week.  Come in on Saturday, July 31 from 11 am to 2 pm, and you’ll be able to meet some of them in the store!  This is a real treat you don’t want to miss.

This really isn’t the time to be getting in new yarns – look for that to start in late August and early September.  BUT we do have the latest deSTITCHnation in from Wonderland Yarns.  The color is Scotland and it’s in Queen of Hearts.  This is 410 yards of 80% superwash fine merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon.  It’s a fingering weight (7 to 8 stitches per inch) on a US 1-3 needle.  Scotland is one of my favorite countries and this yarn looks just like the country.  The socks will be wonderful, but the scarves and shawls will be fantastic with this yarn.

We tried a Moonlight Madness while our daughter Christy and her family were here recently.  She worked for me for a while before she got married and always loved those.  We stopped them because of Covid, but this went so well we are starting them again!  For those who don’t know, this is a Friday evening class with crochet, knitting, and needlepoint teachers so you can do whatever you like.  All usual class rules apply.  It includes a healthy dinner and a fabulous dessert.  We have lots of laughs and fun, and there’s always something new to learn.  The cost is $35, and you must make your reservations by the Wednesday before.  This month the date will be August 20 from 6 – 11 pm, so let us know by the 18th if you want to attend.  Space will be limited and YOU MUST BE VACCINATED TO ATTEND.

We want to thank all of you for helping make our 20th birthday celebration a wonderful one.  It was so good seeing everyone and sharing “good old days” and “remember when” stories.  It’s hard to believe we have so many!  And we’re making more every day while we keep our needles moving.

Betsy

 

 

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