Summer at KnitWit Yarn Shop


We have lots of great new arrivals this summer to share with you: accessories, yarns, and pattern ideas (see details below!!!).  We’ve also just re-stocked some recent shop favorites, like Knit Maine mugs and tape measure leather wrap bracelets!

In addition, we are so excited to announce an upcoming all-day workshop on Saturday, August 27th, with renowned knitting designer and author Ann Budd! Spend a day learning from one of the best in the industry, and having lots of fun along the way! Please see details below.

Also, as we look forward into September, we have a few fun events lined up. On Saturday, Sept. 10th, Stephanie from Dirty Water Dyeworks will be here for a morning cast on/bind off/Russian join workshop and an afternoon of yarn tasting! And for those of you wanting to dip your toes into the Brioche knitting technique/ get a head start on holiday gift-making, we’ll have a beginner Brioche Cowl class coming up on Sept. 17th. Details about these events and more upcoming Fall classes may be found here.

Happy summer!



New Yarn Arrivals and Accessories

Re-stocked in beautiful colors of Swan’s Island Fingering! This yarn is a light fingering, 100% organic Merino, hand-dyed in Maine. It would make a lovely drapey vest or cardi, like Decouverte or Featherweight, or a 1 skein wrap like Ocean Waves Loop.

New arrival! Juniper Moon Zooey Aran is a worsted/aran weight, cotton/linen blend, in some beautiful natural colorways. It would make a beautiful Maude, Flow, or Summer Linen Shawl.

How cute is this “Top This” yarn – chunky-weight, self-striping yarn with cute characters to add as pom-poms. Hat pattern is included in yarn label, or for a bigger size you can use the Knitting Pure & Simple baby hat pattern (available at the shop). Or, you knit up a blankie with it too, like this. And for you crocheters out there, DMC also has published a crochet hat pattern for the yarn as well, available on their website.

Unique, beautiful wood and antler buttons, made in New Hampshire! We are also restocked in our Knit Maine mugs and also have new yarn bowls by the same artist! And for those looking for a new tote bag, you will love these new bags from Della Q – lots of great pockets, a zipper on the top, and a perfect size!

We’re loving these new notions from Kelbourne Woolens! The cute Crafter’s Supply Pack includes markers, darning needle, needle sizer and tape measure, all in a handy little cloth bag. And there’s also a very practical keychain gauge ruler – perfect for swatching on the go!

Off the Needles

This beautiful shawl, Reyna, knits up with just 1 skein of Done Roving’s Frolicking Feet yarn (100% American Superwash Merino, hand-dyed in Maine!).

This Caswell Bay Hat, from the Take Heart publication, is the perfect weight hat and uses just 1 skein of Quince & Co’s Phoebe yarn.

Another new arrival – 100% organic, hand-dyed cotton by Great Adirondack Yarn Co. We’ve used 1 skein to knit up a summertime version of the Honey Cowl!

Special Event with Ann Budd

We are so excited to welcome Ann Budd to our shop on Saturday, August 27th for an all-day knitting workshop, “A Skirt for All Seasons”! Visit our class listing page for more detailed information.

Ann Budd is a freelance knitting editor, author, teacher, and designer. She has authored more than a dozen books, including the Handy Book series and many of the Style series, as well as several books on sock knitting, including Getting Started Knitting Socks and Sock Knitting Master Class. Ann’s newest book, New Directions in Sock Knitting will be available in early 2016, the same year that her Knit For Fun Retreats will debut. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches workshops around North America and abroad. Learn more at

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  • Quince & Co. Yarns at KnitWit

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    KnitWit Yarn Shop is honored to be Quince & Co.'s original flagship shop.
    We carry all 37 original colors and 4 heather colors of bulky Puffin, chunky Osprey, worsted Lark, sport weight Chickadee, and
    fingering weight Finch. KnitWit also has Tern: Quince & Co.'s wool/silk blend, in fingering weight, as well as beautiful 100% Belgium
    linen yarn: Sparrow. Owl, the newest addition, a wool/alpaca blend is also on the KnitWit shelves.

    Quince yarns are made primarily from US-grown wool. The wool is spun and dyed in Biddeford, Maine, just 20 minutes south of Portland.
    They come with their own line of simple yet sophisticated patterns. For the whole Quince story,
    click here. Quince & Co.

    If you're not in Portland, Quince yarns may be ordered through their website.

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