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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.

NOVEMBER GREETINGS!

Did winter sneak in when we weren’t looking?  The high today is 48!  And the low will be in the 30s for the next few days with the high not much better.  Sounds like winter to me.  I hope you have your cozy sweaters, warm socks, and indoor projects ready.  Long underwear comes next!

We’re trying something new this year.  On Sunday, November 21, we’re having a special open house to help you with your gift making and buying for the holidays.  We’ll have ideas for quick things you can make and even quicker things you can buy.  Of course, we’ll have special sale prices.  We’ll even have a gift for you with your purchase.  If you arrive early, there will still be holiday cookies.  We’ll be open from 1 – 5 pm and you know the early bird always gets the best cookies!  We’ll see you then.

We have new yarns already in and more on the way that will be perfect for your cold weather projects.  Plymouth has sent more Encore.  This is good for everything from boot socks to baby and adults blankets to clothes for everyone in the family.  An acrylic and wool blend, it goes into the washer and dryer beautifully.  We have it in DK, worsted, chunky, and bulky weights and more colors are on order.

This month’s deSTITCHnation from Frabjous Fibers celebrates Hungary, so the limited edition color is called Budapest.  The yarn base is March Hare, a worsted weight 100% superwash Merino.  The colors are swirled jewels of blues, reds, golds, and purples – exactly what you expect from a fascinating Old World city.  The pattern it comes with is for quick knitting fingerless mitts.  Because the yarn is dyed in defined sections, the effect is one of stripes.  If you want to try this with a similar variegated yarn, check out plannedpooling.com.  Remember the yarn has to be dyed in defined sections, not just random splotches.  You can make some interesting patterns with very little work. 

You needlepointers think we may be ignoring you but that is definitely NOT the case.  We have some new canvas in as well as some beginner kits that include everything but the scissors.  We are celebrating LOCAL NEEDLEPOINT SHOP DAY on Saturday, November 13.  We’ll have needlepointers from the American Needlepoint Guild plying their needles and threads on their projects along with free kits to help you learn needlepoint with their help.  We’ll also have a special sale that day on everything to do with needlepoint.  You won’t want to miss this.  Bring your project and come enjoy the day with us.  If your don’t know, needlepoint is defined as surface embrodiery worked on a countable, even-weave ground cloth.  So that includes cross stitch and hardanger as well as traditional needlepoint.

Moonlight Madness this month is the 19th so you must make your reservations by the 17th.  We will be closed on the 25th for Thanksgiving and will reopen on the 26th with normal hours.  We don’t do Black Friday so don’t show up at the crack of dawn – we’ll still be in bed.  Keep you hooks and needles handy to help with all the holiday stress, and keep those needles moving!

Betsy

 

 

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