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...

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...

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...

Hi Francis KALs! I hope you’re all taking deep breaths as you work through this pattern.  I’ve gotten a couple of questions about how to work both the short row shaping and neck shaping at the same time.  It can be tricky to wrap your head around following two sets of instructions at the same time, so I’ve spelled out some...

How did you start making your own clothes? My older sister taught me to sew when I was in middle school. Our mom signed her up for a sewing class. Being the younger sibling who wanted to do everything she did, I insisted that my sister teach me to sew. The first garment I sewed as a long, flowing skirt made...

Five years ago this month, Jennifer, Pat, and I were getting ready to open the doors on a new business called JP Knit & Stitch. It had been over a year since we had decided to embark on this journey together. We signed the lease on 461 Centre Street in September of 2010.  We had been working on the business...

It’s knitting season! I am celebrating this wonderful time of year by knitting myself a pair of gloves. You know, so they can be done the moment it starts warming up. The popular mentality for using “need” as a motivator to knit something doesn’t really work for me because I am one of the many slow knitters out there. Despite all...

Hmmmm. So the thing about mittens (and socks and sleeves) is that there are TWO of them. Does anyone remember the limited edition sock project bag we carried deigned by Taylor that was a play on the René Magritte painting, La trahison des images (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) (The Treachery of Images [This is Not a Pipe]) - we...

We are so excited to launch our winter KnitAlong! All the details and dates are on our event page HERE. This time we are introducing a new and super fun for us component to the KAL - our very own JPK&S curated yarn bundles. These 6 glorious color ways are in Dirty Water Dye Works gradient bundles specially paired with...

Hey there. We are so happy to be back and into the New Year 2016! Hope all had a terrific holiday! I know for us in the shop, January brings with it a whole new crafting energy. People seem ready to embrace their own crafting practice after weeks and months of holiday gift crafting and giving. It's the time to...