World Wide Knit in Public Day

Time: 10am-3pm
Date: June 11, 2011

How to get there:
We are located in downtown Montclair. Parking is available in the municipal lot.

Please bring:
Grab your knitting or crochet project and a chair and join us at the shop to celebrate WWKIP day. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

The backup plan is:
We will be in the shop in case of inclement weather.

This KIP is not knitting exclusive
There are free bathrooms available nearby

Poker Chip Sale!


Our poker chip sale will be from today through Saturday, May 28th.
Plan your summer projects or start your holiday gifts.
Come in , pick a chip, and take 15-40% off your purchase.
Please understand that we can not wind yarn during a sale.

If we don’t see you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Reminder: We close on Sundays from May through August.
Sale is Thursday from 10-9, Friday from 10-4 and Saturday from 10-4.

Pumpkin Hat!

The Fall brings many things we love, knitting, holidays, and pumpkins. Jacob, that would be Sheila's grandson, is modeling a pumpkin hat that you may have noticed in the shop. The beauty of the pumpkin hat (besides wonderful photo opportunities like this one) is that it is a quick and easy knit.

Jacob's hat is following this pattern and used one skein of GGH Aspen. The pattern calls for 4 stitches to the inch. As for the stem, you can use scrap yarn in green or brown.

If you use Ravelry's search tool, you are sure to find other patterns in other weights. If you are looking for a fun and quick knit that will make everyone "oh" or "ah", then try knitting a pumpkin hat!

Felted Baskets

It is very easy to see clothing inspired by knitting styles in Anthropologie (or vice versa) but usually when we see knitting in furniture store catalogs, like Crate and Barrel, it is usually as accessories in the photos. For example, balls of yarn artfully placed in a basket.

After receiving the recent CB2 catalog (Crate and Barrel uber-modern catalog) I noticed a few felted boxes that reminded me of ones located in the Mason Dixon Knitting book.

If you are interested in making some felted and decorative storage containers, check a few of these out:

Felted Pods

Mitered Bowl

Felted Alien Egg (ok, I couldn't resist including this one)

First up is Lang Yarns Mille Colori Big. It's a wool acrylic blend with 207 yards and gets 12 stitches to 4".
Berroco Campus is a wool, acrylic, alpaca blend with 130 yards. The gauge is also 12 stitches to 4" on a 10.5 needle.

Thick n Quick Merino is 100% merino wool. It has 175 yards and is 2.5 stitches to the inch on an 11.

Berroco Borealis is an acrylic and wool blend. It's 108 yards and 12 stitches to 4" on an 11.

Viking Balder is 100% machine wash wool! It's 137 yards and also 12 stitches to 4" on an 11.

Schulana Pinturas is wool and self stripes. It's 87 yards and gets 3 stitches to an inch on a 10.

Schulana Rodeo is super kid mohair, merino, and nylon. It's 109 yards and the gauge is 2.5 to 3.5 stitches to an inch on an 11 to a 15.

Sculana Cambada is 87 yards and merino wool. It's gauge is 11 stitches to 4" on an 11 to a 15.

Ester Bitran Tirua is wool and 132 yards. The gauge is 3.5 stitches to the inch on a 10.

Cascade Magnum is wool and 123 yards. It's super bulky and gets 2 stitches to an inch on a 15.

Austermann Murano is a wool and acrylic blend. It's 262 yards and has a gauge of 13 stitches to 4" on an 11.

Finally, we have Feza Fanatic. It's a self striping yarn that's an acrylic, wool, nylon blend. It's 231 yards and gets 16 stitches to 4" on a 10. This would make a great "team" colored scarf. Monica suggests using this yarn to make Frankie Brown's Ten Stitch Swirl or Ten Stitch Blanket.

stix-n-stitches will be open on Sunday, August 29th, from 12-5pm. Please come out and support this event.


Hi All,

January is almost gone and we have not had our yearly January sale.
We can fix that!!

Sale will be:
Thursday January 28 (10-9)
Friday January 29 (10-4)
Saturday January 30 ( 10-4)

Pick a chip and apply the discount to your total bill.
ravelry discounts do not apply!

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