Early Spring at KnitWit!


We have been having an interesting winter here in Maine, some snow but also some really warm (for winter!) days which have some of us contemplating spring knitting! Spring knitting means, spring yarns…two new ones are in the shop: SoftYak (cotton/yak/nylon blend from Rowan), and Corsica (cotton/cashmere blend from Berroco).  Both yarns are dk/sport weight and quite nice to knit with. It goes without saying that we also have all of Quince & Co.’s Sparrow & Kestral colors in stock for those of you looking to try something in their fun-to-knit-with linen and cotton yarn.  Also remember they have Willet, a greener, sport/dk-weight cotton yarn, perfect for spring: A cardigan for you, or a baby sweater/hat for those spring babies! Check out details below to see what’s on our needles…

We are pleased to announce a few classes for March and a yarn tasting for April.  First up is Judy’s Toe Up Socks class (March 5th and 19th)—these can be done in fingering weight or you can try out some new self-striping worsted weight sock yarn. Either way, you’ll learn some great new techniques to add to your knitting repertoire. 
Kristin is offering a second Learn to Crochet class on March 26th.  Sign up and start enjoying crochet.  Details about the classes are found here.

For those of you looking farther ahead, on Saturday, April 23rd Stephanie from Dirty Water Dyeworks will drive her “Yarn Wagon” north to Portland!  She’ll be at the shop from 1-3 with all sorts of new bases, colors, gradients, and exciting project inspiration.  Stephanie will bring the yarn and we’ll provide the snacks for a fun afternoon. Please find details below.  

I hope for all of you an easy end to winter and a lovely start to spring! Happy Knitting,



On the Needles

On the needles is Edie, a cute short-sleeved top that will be perfect for spring and summer! I’m knitting it with the new Berroco Corsica, a cotton/cashmere blend (more details about this new yarn can be found in the “New Yarn Arrivals” section!)

Off the Needles

Amy and Mare finished up two new shop samples out of Quince & Co’s newest yarn, Ibis – one is the Colorado Cowl and the other is the Broken Rib Hat. Both take just 1 skein!

Elizabeth finished up her Ponchetta, a small poncho/capelet, knit up in Simplinatural by Hikoo. This makes a great transitional piece as we get into spring, and makes for an easy, relaxing knit too!

New Yarn Arrivals and Accessories

Done Roving just came out with these cute Frolicking Feet gradient mini skein bags! We are loving these color combinations. Some pattern ideas: Colorblock Handwarmers, 3 color cashmere cowl, or Reverb shawl.

A new arrival from Rowan is Softyak DK, a cotton/yak/nylon blend – a great combo as we go into spring! It’s super soft and would make a perfect yarn for spring garments and accessories too. Perhaps an Odele top or Easy lace cowl.

Corsica from Berroco is a cotton/cashmere blend – a great yarn choice for baby knits as well as adult garments and accessories. In addition to the Edie top, other ideas would be the Stroller Blanket, Otis Baby Hat, and Gemini Top.

We just received a new shipment of magnetic closure pins! These have been a popular accessory here at the shop, perfect for shawl or cardigan closures (without having to pierce the yarn with a shawl stick!).

We just got in these leather measurement wrap bracelets! They look super cute on, plus it allows you to quickly measure your knitting!

Save the Date: Yarn Tasting April 23′rd

Stephanie from Dirty Water Dyeworks will be back at the shop on Saturday, April 23th from 1-3pm for her annual spring yarn tasting! Stop by for treats, see her new bases, colors and gradients and be inspired by all of her samples!

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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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