Summer News at KnitWit


Welcome to Summer in Maine from your friends at KnitWit Yarn Shop! We’ve been receiving lots of new yarns and finishing projects to give you inspiration! Please find details below in addition to announcements of upcoming events.

We hope everyone has been enjoying the Summer!

Happy Knitting,



New Yarn Arrivals

Cheshire Cat from Frabjous Fibers/Wonderland Yarn of Vermont is a beautiful, squishy 512 yds of fingering-weight merino. The colorways are gorgeous too, from bright brights to subtle neutrals and lots in between.

Artisan from Berroco is a merino/silk blend in a light-worsted weight, available in a range of beautiful jewel tones. Two skeins is all you need to knit up the Garland Cowl or four skeins for the Ceonothus shawl.

Mechita from Malabrigo is a stunning 100% superwash merino fingering-weight. You won’t want to put this yarn down! It would make a lovely Shadow Shawl, Lieselotte Shawl, or Simple Sideways Triangle Scarf.

Suri Sock from Little Gidding Farm is an alpaca/wool/nylon blend. We’re using it as the main color in the Quadratic shawl, but it would also be perfect for a pair of socks.

Our local hand-dyer Kiwi Pop came out with these cute 1/2 skeins of her fingering-weight yarn, perfect for striping and other colorwork. It’s been super popular for the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl and also the Therapy shawl!

Elfin Tweed by Knit One Crochet Too is a fingering-weight merino/llama/bamboo blend featuring specks of natural, beige and black. One skein is all you need to knit up a pair of these pretty Pine Cone Mitts.

Summer Project Ideas

The 3 Color Cashmere Cowl is a great summertime project! It’s a fun way to play around with different colors and it’s that perfect blend of not-too-difficult but not-too-boring either! Your yarn options are plentiful – in the sample photographed we used 1 skein each of: Dirty Water Dyeworks Lillian (light purple color), String Theory Caper Sock (dark purple color), and Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye (multi color). Other ideas are:

  • Kiwi Pop 1/2 skeins
  • Malabrigo Mechita
  • Quince & Co Tern
  • Berroco Folio

The Artichoke bag from Quince & Co is a simple and fun knit and a great way to knit with linen this summer. You’ll need just 2 skeins of the main color and 1 skein of the contrasting in the Sparrow yarn.

Strathcona is the perfect summer scarf. Made from just 2 skeins of Quince & Co‘s 100% linen Sparrow, it’s a great little accessory to wear in the summer evenings. And because you’re working with linen, you can enjoy knitting this up even in the summer heat!

Antarktis is a beautiful shawl that uses just 1 skein of fingering-weight yarn (around 400 yds). Our shop sample is made from Kiwi Pop sock yarn in this brillian turquoise color.

The Garland Cowl uses just 2 skeins of Berroco‘s new Artisan yarn. A fun knit with some beautiful colors to pick from!

The Madita Cowl is a light and airy cowl, easy to knit and a nice little light-as-a-feather accessory for the summer. It uses just 1 skein of Quince & Co‘s Piper on a US 9 or 10 needle (depending on your tension) – a quick and fun knit!

Upcoming Events

Stephanie from Dirty Water Dyeworks will be here on Saturday, September 12th for a two-part event! In the morning she will have a short row shaping workshop (space will be limited so pre-registration will be required) and in the afternoon a yarn tasting! Save the date!

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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  • 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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