Thursday, April 30, 2009

Knitting on a Spring Day

Vilma displaying her Reversible Cabled Scarf knit with Cascade 220.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Summer Hours at Knit One North

 Knit One North will be moving to Summer Hours
Starting Friday, May 1st

Tuesday - Friday 11am-3pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Helmet Liners

Knit One is now collecting Helmet Liners for our military personnel.  They must be made with 100% wool.   Only black, charcoal, brown, tan, gray or combinations of these colors are allowed by our Armed Forces. Find the pattern at

Spinning at Knit One

This past Saturday was the Free Spinning group at Knit One in Squirrel Hill.  Several women stopped by to watch Nora spin with her spinning wheel and Connie spin on her drop spindle.  Every 3rd Saturday Nora hosts a Spinning group and demonstration starting at noon.  She is available for a class from 1 - 3pm.  Call 412-421-6666  to sign up for her class.

The 2nd Sunday of the month Nora hosts a Free Spinning Group at Knit One North.

Both groups are open to spinners of all levels.  

Today's Quote

Where there is life, there is hope. - Talmud

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happenings at Squirrel Hill

Linda (left) and Dr. Stacey (right), the owner of Knit One, 
relax and sit and knit on a lazy Sunday afternoon. 

Flo receives her Race for a Cure garb. 
 Knit One takes all the donated Chemo Cap to the Race for the Cure for women undergoing chemotherapy to pick out a free chemo cap.

Vivian is busy straightening.  

Today's Quote

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.  - Albert Einstein

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Knitting New Health Remedy

You always knew knitting helped you.  Now there is scientific research that shows that knitting improves your memory, reduces depression, and lessens stress. Watch the video

New Classes and Group at Knit One North

Saturday Morning Kids Knit with Isobel

Every other Saturday starting April 18, 2009.  (10-11am)

Learn basic knitting skills while working on a project.

Ages 8 -12 years old

$10 per child for one-hour group

Cabled Vest for Beginning Cable Knitters with Heidi

Wednesday, April 15, 2009. (12:30-3:30pm)

This is a quick knit project for yourself or a teenage girl you love.

Skills you will learn:
Using a cable needle, reading a cable chart, reading your knitting, ease, shaping.

Necessary skills for this class:
Comfort with both knitting and purling, provisional cast on, or Judy's Magic Cast-on.

$40 for 3-hour session

Mitered Squares with Connie

Saturday, April 25, 2009 (10am-noon)

Learn to make mitered squares. After you learn to make these you can join them together to make a variety of accessories.

You must know how to cast-on, knit, purl and slip.

Advanced beginners and above.

Materials required:

Size 6 needles, small amounts of 2 -5 colors of worsted weight yarn (a perfect change to use up stash yarn)

$25 for two-hour session

Crocheted Necklace with Connie. 

Saturday, May 16, 2009, (10am-noon)

Crochet a necklace to wear with your summer tops. You need to know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet.

Materials required:

Crochet hook size F. Worsted weight yarn (less than 100 yards) The shop sample was crocheted in Corntastic.

Print a free copy of the pattern off the internet.

$25 for two-hour session

Sock Knitting Club

When you've got a fever for sock knitting, the only cure is MORE sock knitting!

Sock knitting is all the rage at Knit One North and we would like to invite you to join us so you can catch the bug as well!

Enjoy 15% off your sock yarn and needles purchase the first time you attend.

Sundays Noon-3:30pm
Tuesdays 10am-noon

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Knit One Happenings...

Isobel is offering a Trellis Lace Capelet class at Knit One North. Wednesdays April 15th and April 22nd (1-3pm)

Clare stopped by Knit One North to drop off a bag of knit Chemo Caps.  Thank you, Clare!  Both stores are always accepting Chemo Caps crocheted or knit with very soft yarn.  Adult and children sizes are needed.

Vilma (left) and Darlene (right) joined other knitters at Knit One North this weekend. 

Today's Quote

If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.   - Mark Twain

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Jogless Jog

When knitting in the round with more than one color of yarn you will notice that there is a jog in the knitting at the beginning of the round when you change colors.  This happens when doing Fair Isle and Striping.  

To avoid this jog, knit with the first color in the normal fashion.  Knit the first row of the next color.  When you come back around to your stitch marker marking the beginning of the round, one stitch past the stitch marker: 

Insert the right needle into the stitch below.

Lift the stitch from below up onto the left needle.

Knit the two stitches together.

The jog is virtually seamless.

Knit the following rows normal. Then repeat these steps each time you change colors.

The change of colors gets shifted one stitch to the left each time you change colors.  

Today's Quote

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with  love, grace and gratitude. - Denis Waitley

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tuesday Afternoon Knitting at Knit One North

Mary (left) stops in at Knit One North to get help from Jude (right) with the scarf she is knitting from Mason-Dixon Knitting:  The Curious Knitter's Guide.   

Are you stuck on a knitting project?  Something that will take just a few minutes?  Stop in and we'll be glad to help you.  If it will take more than 10 mintues, we ask that you sign up for a class.

Heather (left) is taking a Beginning Knitting class with Dawne (right), the manager of Knit One North.  She is knitting her first washcloth.

Today's Quote

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.   -Ralph Waldo Emerson