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.
WOW! Did we have a fantastic birthday! Thank you to all who came by to wish us Happy Birthday. It’s been a great 21 years and we all expect the next 21 will be just as much fun.
I’m late with the newsletter but I have a very good excuse – jury duty. I’ve always wanted to be summoned for jury duty and it finally happened. I think it’s a civic duty, like voting, we should all share, but mostly I just wanted the experience as long as it wasn’t something gory. I showed up and was dismissed after being picked as Juror Number 3. Now I know the easy way to get out of jury duty – live next door to the ADA trying the case and be her friend. So that was my entire jury service. I sat in the chair for 15 minutes and know nothing about the case. Maybe I’ll get summoned again.
Meanwhile back at the store – we are in an amazing wonderland! That would be Wonderland Yarns, of course. We have 2 more of the limited edition Kitsch Club offerings. These are Camper and Robot. The yarn is Alice, 242 yards of DK weight 70% merino and 30% silk, and are lovely to work with and wear. They come with fun pins in the form of a vintage camper and a robot.
We have two new deSTITCHnation offerings also from Wonderland Yarns. The theme this year is Literary Realms with the yarn, exclusive pin, and pattern inspired by a well-loved book each month. We have the Cave of Wonders and Atlantis just in and their accompanying pins are beautiful.
The last new yarns from Wonderland are very plain by the above standards. They don’t come with exclusive patterns or pins, but they are wonderful all on their own and they each come in several different colorways. Tweed is 310 yards of a sport weight 55% fine merino, 15% silk, 15% baby alpaca, and 15% donegal. The colors are muted tonals with beautiful tweed speckles (that’s a technical yarn term) and the yarn is as soft as butter. Tweeds can be scratchy but this will feel wonderful next to your skin. Silk Twist is 72% fine superwash merino and 28% mulberry silk and it’s another winner! The color in each skein is a rich mixture of light to dark with the glow that comes from silk.
Our favorite Mooresville hand dyer has been at it again! Fawn at Blue Biscuit Yarns brought us Night On The Town. Her latest yarn is 52% mulberry silk, 24% superkid mohair, 20% fine merino and 4% viscose. This is 437 yards of fingering weight lusciousness and the colors are fit for the likes of Anna Karenina, Lara Antipova, and Scarlett O’Hara! That tells you everything. “Lara” and I are knitting a scarf together right now. You have to see these to believe them.
Moonlight Stitching (our new name for our Friday get togethers) is the 19th this month so you need to make reservations by the 17th. This is a dessert evening so the charge is $25. Our open Sundays this month are the 14th and the 28th from 1 – 4 pm. Keep cool and keep your needles moving!