Summer at Knitwit Yarn Shop


We have lots of great new arrivals this summer to share with you! New accessories, yarns, and pattern ideas (details coming soon!).  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 both of these events will be posted soon but if you want to get on the early sign-up list, stop by the shop or send us an email!

Happy summer!



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

  • KnitWit Yarn Shop

    247A Congress Street

    Portland, Maine 04101


    Email KnitWit

    Store Hours

    Tuesday -Wednesday 10:00 - 5:00

    Thursday 10:00 - 6:00

    Friday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00

    Closed Sunday & Monday

  • Quince & Co. Yarns at KnitWit

    quince logo
    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.

  • Get KnitWit News

  • Become a fan