Welcome to Early Fall at KnitWit Yarn Shop!


I hope you have all been enjoying a break from your routines and had some time to relax and enjoy the summer. Here at KnitWit we’ve been busy plotting and planning some fun events and classes for this fall! Workshop and yarn tasting with Dirty Water Dyeworks, a trunk show with local designer Beatrice Perron Dahlen, and a meet & greet with Maine designers Carrie Hoge and Hannah Fettig. Details for these events may be found below. KnitWit also offers a full schedule of Fall workshops and classes with your favorite teachers – Bristol Ivy, Judy Warde and Beatrice Perron Dahlen. And, just recently added is a Fingerless Mitt workshop on Nov 14′th with Karen Schilling…. just in time for the Holidays! Click here for more information on upcoming classes.

So what’s been on my needles lately? Well I’ve had a few weekends off so was able to make some progress on my Fine Sand out of Siidegarte’s Fideel yarn! It is a really fun pattern and, except for trying to complete an increase row while riding on the Kankamangus Highway, it has been smooth sailing! This week I’m also working on starting a Petunia cardigan out of Siidegarte’s Buscheper (a linen/silk blend yarn). With summer weather scheduled to keep the days and evenings rather sticky, I’m thinking a linen project would be nice to have on the needles — and come next March, I”ll have a head start on a spring sweater!

We’ve had some great new yarn arrivals lately, including Quince & Co’s newest yarn Willet, Berroco’s new Artisan, a new shipment of Done Roving’s Transitions and Gradients yarn cakes, Wonderland Yarn’s Cheshire Cat yarn, Manos Del Uruguay Clara, and new fall yarns coming in each week! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for weekly updates!

Enjoy the end of summer and happy knitting!



September 12th: Yarn Tasting with Stephanie of Dirty Water Dyeworks

Stephanie from Dirty Water Dyeworks will be at the shop on Saturday, September 12th from 1:00-3:00, displaying a wide selection of her beautiful yarns, kits and project inspiration. Just in time to plan your fall knitting projects! Stephanie will also be hosting a “short row” workshop earlier in the day: see the classes section for details.

October 10th: Meet and Greet with designers Carrie Hoge and Hannah Fettig

Knitwear designers Carrie Hoge and Hannah Fettig have always lived somewhat parallel lives. They both have worked as professional photographers. They have shared a job at Angela Adams. They both started families, and now they are both finding success self-publishing knitting books.

In 2010, Hoge helped launch Pam Allen’s Maine-based yarn company, Quince & Co. Hoge currently works from home while caring for her two children. Her recent self-published work includes Anthology I and II, a series of knitting pattern books for her brand Madder.

Fettig has been designing for her brand Knitbot since 2009. In 2011, Hannah co-authored Coastal Knits: A Collaboration Between Friends on Opposite Shores. Fettig has published several other knitting books, most recently self-publishing Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures.

Stop by the shop on Saturday, October 10th between 1:00-3:00 to meet Carrie & Hannah, talk about their patterns, query them about what yarn for what pattern, maybe ask for an autograph, or that ever popular question: I am between sizes… which size should I choose? We will have some goodies to fuel you (and them) as you enjoy an afternoon with two local Portland designers!

Weekly Events
Thursday Open Knitting

Open Knitting is available Thursday nights from 4-6 pm! Please join us as we sit around the back table and work on our projects.

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    Portland, Maine 04101


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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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