CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday

Knitters Mercantile will be closed today and tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23.
Jan’s husband is in the hospital and she needs to be with him at this time.
Classes will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at their regularly scheduled times.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Easter Egg Sale

Open an egg and save this Saturday, April 19th

The Easter Bunny left us an Easter Basket full of Easter Eggs!
Each egg contains a discount of 5%, 10%, 25% or 40%!!

When you are ready to check out, pick an egg from the basket and receive that discount on your entire purchase.

Sale on in stock items only.

Rowan Mystery Afghan Class

Our Rowan Mystery Afghan Class starts soon! Have you signed up yet?

This afghan will feature 8 different square designs (48 squares total) that will be assembled into an afghan with a cabled trim added. Each square design is a mystery! Starting April 22, join us each week for 10 weeks as we guide you through making each new square. In the final two weeks we will cover how to assemble the afghan and add the cable trim.

Click here for a video of Martin Storey explaining the afghan.

Our afghan class is an amazing deal. For $225 you get ALL of the yarn needed to make the entire afghan (18 balls of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted!), 10 weeks of classes, and the pattern.

Stop by the shop, pick out your yarn colors, and sign up today!

June Classes

Pick up some new skills in June! Knit yourself some socks in Basic Socks. Learn to read charts in Langbrook. Get started with crochet in Beginning Crochet. Figure out how to fix those pesky mistakes in Beginning and Intermediate Preventing and Fixing Mistakes.

AN socksBasic Socks: Learn to knit socks on double pointed needles using DK or worsted weight yarn. You will learn the art of picking up stitches, turning the heel, and grafting the toe. See how easy, simple, and fun it can be! Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 - Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 25, & July 2 from 6-8 PM


begin knit smallBeginning Knitting: In this four week class you will learn all the basics of knitting – the knit stitch, cast on, bind off, increasing, decreasing and more. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Mondays, June 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 6-8 PM

picking up dropped stitchBeginners Preventing and Fixing Mistakes: Ever get to the end of a row and find your stitch count is off, or that holes have appeared? Are your stitches looking a little wonky? Learn what common mistakes we all make while knitting and how to fix them. Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Wednesday, June 18 from 6-8 PM

crochet hook
Beginning Crochet: Brand new to crochet? Learn to crochet in this beginners level class! Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

 - Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 6-8 PM


intermediate prev and fixIntermediate Preventing and Fixing Mistakes: Learn how to prevent and fix mistakes in more complicated stitch patterns, such as cabling and lace. Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Thursday, June 26 from 6-8 PM

langbrookLangbrook: Learn to decipher and work from charts! Langbrook is an elegant cowl with cables and lace. Students will create this cowl while learning to read a chart featuring cables and lace. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 - Mondays, June 23 & 30 from 6-8 PM


magic loopMagic Loop Can Cozy: Learn the magic loop method of working in the round while making a cozy to keep your summer beverages cold! Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Thursday, June 19 from 6-8 PM

May Classes

Lots of great technique classes in May! Learn to knit in the round in Beginners Hat. Learn to “pick” your knits and purls in Continental Knitting. Learn the pinhole start and short rows in POP Blanket.

begin hat smallBeginners Hat: This class is designed to give students a chance to knit in the round with circular needles and DPNs. Students will learn to cast on, connect stitches in the round, decrease to shape the crown, and finish the top of the hat. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Wednesdays, May 21 & 28 from 6-8 PM
begin knit small
Beginning Knitting: In this four week class you will learn all the basics of knitting – the knit stitch, cast on, bind off, increasing, decreasing and more. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 - Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6-8 PM

hostaBrioche 201: Take your brioche knitting to the next level! Students will learn basic increasing and decreasing, Italian cast on and bind off, and reading a brioche pattern. We will work towards making the gorgeous Hosta Scarf pattern! Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 - Thursdays, May 8 & 15 from 6-8 PM

continentalContinental Knitting: Learn the basics of continental knitting in this one session class! Continental knitting is knitting with the yarn held in the left hand and “picking” instead of “throwing” your yarn. Students will learn to knit and purl in the continental style in this class. Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8 PM

pop blanketPOP Blanket: Inspired by the bright, exciting, and high contrast graphics of pop art, this blanket is so much fun to knit! Each square is worked individually so you can make any size blanket you choose. Students will learn pinhole start and short rows. Cost: $40.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 - Thursdays, May 22, 29, & June 12 from 6-8 PM

Rowan Mystery Afghan

rowanJoin us for our Rowan Mystery Afghan Class!

Designed by Martin Storey, the afghan is made up of 48 squares in eight different patterns, plus a cabled trim, all worked in Rowan’s new Pure Wool Worsted Superwash.

rowan pure wool worstedThe eight different patterns that make up this afghan are a mystery! Squares will be released week by week starting in late April. Each week we will offer a class on the square pattern released.

Classes will be Tuesday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. on

- April 22
- April 29
- May 6
- May 13
- May 20
- May 27
- June 3
- June 10
- June 17
- June 24

Class is $225.00 which includes the pattern, all the class dates, and all the yarn.

Join us for this class and learn to make these mystery squares!

Vine Street Vest KAL

Join us for our newest KAL – Vine Street Vest!

vine street vestThis vest is knit in one piece, side-to-side, in 5 x 5 ribbing. It is as easy to knit as it is to wear. Style it open, wrapped, buttoned, knotted, hip-length, or turned upside-down for a waist-length vest with a big collar!

vine street vest collageThis vest is worked in Tahki Ripple.

tahki rippleRipple is a thick and thin cotton tape yarn. It creates interesting texture with the simplest stitches. Knit on large needles, the effect is lacy and flowing–the perfect warm-weather vest.

KAL is on Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. on:

- April 4 (KAL from 5-6 p.m)
- April 11
- April 18
- April 25

Hope to see you there!

Free Pattern Friday: Montague

It’s official! Spring is here! I’m putting my fingers in my ears and pretending that I didn’t hear the weather forecast for tomorrow that has a snow/rain mix. I’m all about Spring!

In preparation for warmer weather, we’ve recently received some really lovely warmer weather yarns. Probably one of my most favorite yarns that we received is Berroco Weekend.

berroco weekendWeekend is a cotton and acrylic blend. It’s soft, comfy, and machine washable. It comes in a gorgeous range of colors and 3 weights too – DK, worsted, and chunky. I consider it the perfect Spring/Summer workhorse yarn.

So what to do with such a yarn? Well, take a look at this pretty.


montagueThis diamond lace pattern is classic and beautiful! This pattern could be a number of things. It is a flat rectangular piece and is pictured as a table runner. It could also be a curtain panel or even a shawl!

montague 2The stitch pattern is charted so Montague would be the perfect opportunity to practice your chart reading. Just 5 hanks of Weekend DK are needed.

Get the free pattern here.

Happy Friday and happy knitting!