Spring News at KnitWit


Spring has sprung at KnitWit Yarn Shop! The weather is warming up, the flowers have started to bloom and we have been busy planning spring events here at the shop and new spring and summer yarn arrivals! Please see sections below for more details….

Happy Knitting,



Yarn Tasting May 23 with Dirty Water Dyeworks

Dirty Water Dyeworks Yarn Tasting

Stop by the shop Saturday May 23′rd anytime between 1:00pm-3:00pm to see all the wonderful yarn offerings from Dirty Water Dyeworks. We are so excited to see some of the new arrivals! We will also have coffee and treats so come by and enjoy an afternoon at the shop.

New Yarn Arrivals

We are so excited to be carrying Siidegarte yarn, a small independent dyer located near Zurich, Switzerland. They have a wonderful story about their business here on their website. We are carrying their fingering-weight Fideel, sport-weight Liind and lace-weight Nobel. This yarn is so silky and soft, you just have to touch it! We are working on the Jet Set Cowl using the Fideel, a 1-skein project perfect for spring and summer knitting.

The Fibre Company released a new yarn this spring, Road to China Lace! We have always been big fans of Road To China Light so when they came out with a lace-weight we couldn’t say no! This alpaca/silk/cashmere/camel blend has 656 yards in 1 skein and is soft, shiny and drapey, not to mention the colors are beautiful. We are using 1 skein to knit up the Mohair Bias Loop. Also, there is a collection of 4 patterns using this yarn from Kelbourne Woolens- you can view them on Ravelry here.

Fiora is a new yarn from Berroco and is a great option if you are looking for a cotton blend. It’s a dk-weight blend of cotton/viscose/alpaca/nylon/wool – perfect for spring accessories and cardigans! Stop by the shop to see our latest shop sample, Passing Showers, featuring this yarn.

Last month we introduced a new-to-us yarn, Maine Twist – a lovely Maine-made (and from Maine sheep and alpaca!) sport-weight yarn. This month we received new colorways and they are so beautiful! One skein is all you need to knit up the Lieselotte Cowl

Off the Needles

Spectral Cowl is a perfect project for Dirty Water Dyework’s Lillian Mini-Skein Gradient set. So much fun and the gradient looks beautiful! We still have sets available at the shop and more will be available at the yarn tasting event on the 23rd!

On the Needles

Elizabeth has been working away on a shop sample for Quick Sand, a swingy linen cardigan knit out of Quince & Co’s Kestrel yarn. It’s a top-down, seamless sweater and the shaping is so flattering! And there is definitely something addicting about knitting with Kestrel…a fun texture and it knits up so quickly!

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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