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.
As you may have noticed, we’re late this month. I apologize. You can blame LYS Day, but more about that later. I’m also apologizing for breaking my promise to you all. There’s no way to keep this month’s newsletter to just one page unless I use a really tiny font and then most, if not all, of you will kill me. It’s no good sending it out if you can’t read it, right? There’s just too much going on this month to keep it down to one page.
First, LYS Day. LYS (Local Yarn Store) Day was postponed this year because of the pandemic. It’s now Saturday, September 12th. We had several things planned, but when the pandemic started, there was no way to know what anyone would be doing to celebrate. Fortunately, we’re still going to be doing a few things. Meghan Jones of Little Nutmeg Productions has designed a fabulous shawl for LYS Day, winning a contest sponsored by The National Needlearts Association. It’s called Rainchain Shawl and you can check it out on line. She’ll be offering it as a FREE download on Saturday. All you have to do to get the code is stop by the store on Saturday. You do have to download it before 11.59 pm Saturday night. I have 22 to give out on Saturday. As most of you know, we’re limiting the number of people in the store to 12 at any one time. If we’re so busy you don’t want to come in, we’ll be happy to bring to code to you at curbside or give it to you over the phone. We’ll be open usual hours from 10 am to 5 pm.
The second great thing we have on Saturday is a new color from Frabjous Fibers they dyed just for LYS Day. It’s a striking mix of blues and greens with just a touch of purple and yellow. The color is YLS 2020, of course. We have it in Alice, Queen of Hearts, Blossoms, and Opposites Attract kits with free patterns in knitting and crocheting to go along with the yarns. You can see how beautiful it is from the pictures. These are all wonderful yarns and I can’t wait to try out the patterns.
If that’s not enough, we have more new yarns. Rebound is a fun new yarn from Cascade. It’s 70% polyester (recycled PET) and 30% cotton, also recycled. It’s a worsted weight yarn that will make all sorts of great garments in soft, heathery colors. This is one you can really feel good about using.
If you don’t know about Manos del Uruguay, it’s a non-profit co-op started in 1968 by 5 women to develop economic opportunities for women in Uruguay who had few opportunities of any kind. Today they have 17 individual co-ops with 350 artisans who spin, dye, weave, and knit to sell their many products while learning business skills, and providing their members with income as well as health insurance, paid vacations and maternity leave, and retirement pensions. You can tell how they feel about their jobs because each skein is signed by the maker along with the village it came from.
The next wonderful yarn that’s come in is Manos del Uruguay’s Alergia Grande. Talk about a lovely yarn! It’s another worsted weight yarn that’s 75% superwash merino and 25% polymide and it’s machine washable. The colors are all wonderful and this soft and squishy yarn works beautifully in my Reversible Cowl Pattern. During our sale, you’ll get the pattern free when you buy a skein of Alergia Grande.
I sensed your ears perk up at that little 4 letter word in the last paragraph. Yes, that was SALE. Our sale will start on the 12th with LYS Day and continue through the end of this year’s Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl on the 26th. In the interests of not crowding the store at any one time, we’re holding our Sale for a little over two weeks. We’ll have our usual great prices, and the items on sale will change during the two weeks. We won’t forget you needlepointers, either. We’ll have painted canvas on sale, too. You can check the deals for each day on our Facebook page, or just come in and be surprised, or call us. We’ll answer the phone. We’ll have our usual door prize drawings and some other surprises along the way.
You’ll remember I told you last month that our Yarn Crawl will be virtual this year on September 25, 26, and 27. Each of our 7 stores will have an event on Facebook for 1 hour each day. We’ll have the same great prizes again this year but instead of coming into each store to get a passport stamped, you’ll have to watch one of the three events for each store. We’ll tell you how to sign up for the prizes at that time. Check out the Yarn Crawls website for more information.
I’m getting close to the bottom of my second page and I don’t dare go over two pages, so you’ll just have to come in to find out more about the all the sale fun. Till then, keep you needles moving!