Chilly days are settling in and we are pulling out the snuggly woolly yarns to keep us toasty. As bracing as the chill can be, preparing for it gives us a moment to consider self care as well as the creative industry and security in keeping (ourselves and others) warm and safe throughout the season. A simple, quick-knitting, but also classically...

It's time to officially let the cat out of the bag and share some exciting news with you all--we're now a Quince Flagship store, carrying both their linen lines (Sparrow + Kestral) and a selection of the core wool lines including Chickadee, Osprey, and Puffin! Since we couldn't resist the beautiful wool/silk blend, we've also got some of the lovely...

It’s #MeMadeMay time and this year on the blog we’re highlighting some of our favorite indie sewing patterns. Not just the patterns themselves, but lots of variations! Sometimes it can be hard to envision just how something will fit, what it would be like in a certain kind of fabric, or how you might alter it to better fit your...

JP Knit & Stitch staff and instructors at our 2016 Me Made May Party   Each May brings us more sunny days, a refreshed look at the world, and Me Made May--a month-long celebration of handmade!   It's not a competition, nor is it a photo challenge. Me Made May (now in its eighth year!) is a chance to consider our relationship to our wardrobes and...

We are so pleased to share with you that J.P. Knit & Stitch is now an official Linen store with Quince & Co.! We are carrying Kestral and Sparrow yarns from Quince—both are made from 100% organic Belgium linen, a fiber renowned for it's strength, drape, and breathability that makes for elegant, but very wearable garments and accessories. To celebrate, we are hosting a QUINCE...

If you've been in the shop, taken a sewing crash course, joined a KAL here, or our Friday StitchNight crew, you've most definitely met our beloved Lexy Agbay, Manager Extraordinaire. But do you know her story? Her joyous and genuine laughter knits us together each day (bad pun absolutely intended) and her fierce dedication to making each day better than the...

Join us for three JP Knit & Stitch Friday StitchNights devoted to the Pussyhat Project January 6, January 13, January 20. We are gathering in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and Boston on January 21st. Knit a pussyhat for yourself or for a friend or stranger - we are accepting donations until Friday, January 20th. Any extra hats will be...

As 2017 approaches, we are reflecting on all that has occurred here in the shop this year. As we sat reminiscing on all we shared with you guys, it blew us away to take it all in! Under this little roof, big things have been growing: We turned 5 years old. FIVE! Our shop has reached an important milestone in the life...

We had a great turn out to the finale of the Francis KAL!  Thanks to everyone who participated in the KAL and challenged themselves!  That most certainly includes myself. ;) Thanks to those of you who braved the humidity to take a photo with me!  This is only a handful of the KAL participants. A selection of finished Francis tees! I finished mine...