Knit 1 Bead 2
301 Main Street
P.O. Box 246
Jerome, AZ 86331-0246

12 - 5

CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Join us on Thursdays as we Sit and Stitch from
1 - 4 p.m.
August 22nd, 2012

© 2005 - 2012
erica raspberry


 Note - There are twenty steps UP to the front door. At the foot of the stairs is one handicapped parking place. Remember - parking on the weekends can involve a hike :-)

Looking down at the shop from the Haunted Hamburger level.

Knit 1 Bead 2

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Note - We will be CLOSED Saturday, August 11th due to circumstances beyond our control ...

Remember ... check out our Facebook page for the latest NEWS and projects!

January 8, 2012

Come see our Happy Rainbow of yarns

Twenty-Five different yarns from Tilli Thomas
Thirty colors from Blue Heron - mostly Rayon Metallic
Forty-Five colors of madeline tosh PASHMINA - our basic sweater yarn for this season :-)
over ONE HUNDRED colors of Koigu
and ... 130 different yarns/colors from Artyarns

November 18, 2011

We will be open *randomly* on SOME Mondays and Tuesdays (THANKS Greta :-)
Stop by if you are in town ... but call first if you are going to make a special trip ...

March 28th, 2011

And where has the first quarter of the year gone...gone to some GREAT knitting time hopefully.
Follow us on twitter @Knit1Bead2 for regular updates!  

Wednesday, November 11th, 2010

Where did the year go?
Hope you got as much knitting, weaving, beading, and crocheting done as I did :-)

Thursday May 20th, 2010
Having fun putting out all the new cotton and linen for spring - what's a gal to knit next?

Monday April 12, 2010 - Starting May 1st, we will be closed Monday and Tuesday...after six years of working seven days a week, I am ready for a day off :-)

Sunday March 21st, 2010
Beautiful new yarn from Buffalo Gold, Koigu, and Claudia's Handpaint await your spring knitting urges...come see the newly remodeled Krazy Handpaint Room and watch the weavers creating fabulous fabrics :-)

Saturday January 23rd, 2010
Hooray - we survived the storm of the century (again :-)
The streets are clear, sidwalks shoveled and salted, and we are curled up with our knitting and a cup of hot cocoa.

What's new on the yarn shelves - five more colors of luscious bulky, Baby Alpaca - sweet spring colors and six colors of Plymouth's new Mulberry Merino - half silk, half merino - you *must* touch this to see how soft it is!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Snow Day - The sun is shining and Main Street has had its snow both shoveled and plowed, but please walk CAREFULLY as there are still ice-y spots in the shade!

And in yarn news, I have just finished putting out eight new colors of Blue Heron Rayon Metallic :-)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Remember, we have Gift Certificates can purchase one at the store or I can fax, email, or snail mail it to you!

Monday, November 30th, 2009
THANKS to everyone who participated in our big SALE - lots of wonderful yarn went to new homes AND I got lots of room back on my shelves :-)

It felt like Christmas tonight because, as soon as I locked the door at 5 p.m., I started bringing out the new winter yarns - as Rachel Ray would say - "Yumm-O!"

Look quick as you walk in the front door - there are seventeen colors of the new yarn Starry by Dream in Color - a super soft, 98% superfine Australian Merino with 2% real silver fibers - superwash, of course. A huge-mungus 450 yards for $24.95.

Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Tons of new Fall yarns are arriving at this time of year, so it is time to clear out some room on the shelves by having a little November sale - especially since we didn't have one last year :-) I'll be giving out sale coupons at the shop or you can print one out here.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hook sets are *finally* here - $40 per set. A great add-on to your Denise needle set :-)

June 29th, 2009
Next time you are in, check the button table - lots of great new styles including southwestern style conchos and real buffalo nickel well as Indian Head Penny buttons!

June 10th, 2009
Just received a second shipment of the wonderful Pearl from Lorna's Laces - six new colors - 50% bamboo 50% silk

May 26, 2009
The Cashmere Flavor has finally arrived from Germany :-)
60% rayon, 35% nylon, 5% cashmere

152 - one ball - blue/purple/lime
156 - 5 - maroon/rose/orange
159 - 3 - violet/purple/pink/maroon/teal
4 - 4 - lime/pink/dusty rose
5 - 4 - peach/rose/yellow/orange/lime

$29.95 each - 500 yards - 50 grams

May 22, 2009 - Just added twenty-five new colors of Koigu KPPPM. Currently working on an adorable square baby blanket using three different dyelots of a pink mix.

February Madness - New Sari Silk spinning fiber, new colors of Kauni - come see my Pi shawl done with Kauni, Icelandic, and Shetland - a tale of three sheep :-)

And on the Beady front, I brought back some FABOO stones from Tucson...drilled Herkimer diamonds, chunky natural garnet beads, and double terminated Tibetan Quartz bracelets to tempt you with just a few :-)

December 18, 2008 - Gift Certificates available!

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - Just received two sets of the new bamboo interchangeable needle sets from KA. Each set contains needle sizes from US 5 to US 15 and cord lengths from 16" to 53". Packed in a cute cloth travel pouch, the set is $99.

Saturday July 19, 2008
- All eight colors of the NEW Silk Garden Sock Yarn from Noro are here...also a HUGE shipment of Habu (with more to come later - it is on the slow boat from Japan :-)

Also expecting a new shipment from Koigu in Canada - there is a 61 pound box on a UPS truck somewhere between here and the border...

Wednesday June 11, 2008
- Fast approaching World Wide Knit in Public Day - this SATURDAY! The shop will serve as a meet and greet spot.
Come in, say Hi, show me your "stuff" on know the drill.
I really encourage all of you to knit IN PUBLIC - in the park right next to the shop where there should be shade all day (bring folding chairs and water), in the restaurants (the Asylum is great), , in the bars (bring your designated drive :-)
As of today, there are also two sites in Cottonwood and one in Sedona and Flagstaff - enough for a trip - yipee!

May 19, 2008
- Knit 1 Bead 2 is proud to be an official sponsor for World Wide Knit in Public Day, Saturday June 14th, 2008.

April 23, 2008 - One more color of the Kureyon Sock has arrived - s102. Come in and see how I used it to make my Jacket Deconstructed!

Feburary 9, 2008 - Attention Kauni fans - four new colors of Kauni are here - EC, EF, EG, and EK.

January 18, 2008 - Calling EMILY! You left a ball of multi-colored yarn when you were here at Knitter's Table yesterday afternoon. I put it in the back with your name on it :-)

January 12, 2008 - Come in and check the Kureyon Sock yarn - it has an amazing 420 meters per ball. I have four different color ways (92, 95, 180, 184) for $20 per ball. It will be great for lace as wll as fun socks!

January 5, 2008 - The Kauni is here and on the shelves...the Koigu KPPPM is here and stacked in the back room....

December 27, 2007 - Just got an email that fifty ( yes - 50) pounds of Koigu KPPPM is on the way!. It is coming from Canada so I do not expect until late next week at the earliest...but since we have six colors (EQ, EP, ER, EN, ES, and ET) of the wildly popular Kauni long stripe Shetland type yarn to play with...and the newest Corn yarn - Maisy- from Crystal Palace...we will *not* be bored :-)

December 18, 2007
- Gift Certificates available! Give me a call :-)

Tuesday, November 6th ...New on the SALE shelf...
I just added a huge pile of books - the old must make way for the NEW...

October 5, 2004 - New on the bead table - a WONDERFUL selection of VINTAGE Lucite Beads - tons of colors and shapes (including two strings of starfish, one in soldier blue and one in peach.)

September 26, 2007
- WANTED - locally hand spun and/or hand-dyed yarns.

Are you a hand spinner or hand dyer in Northern Arizona willing to sell wholesale? I have tourists in the store every day looking for locally produced fibers - help - I don't have time to do it all myself :-) Give me a call, drop me an email or stop by the store - I would love to see what you are producing (maybe I can give you some ideas if you do not have all the pieces in place...)

September 5, 2007 - I am very proud to announce we are the ONLY Arizona source of the wonderful Creatively (hand) Dyed Yarns from my friend Diane - 100% superwash Merino yarn named Carnival. 500 yards per skein - great for socks, shawls, baby garments. Come in and see the cute *tiny* baby socks I made to show off the colors.

If you have tuned in to the "Hemlock Ring" buzz on Ravelry, we will be starting our very own Hemlock KAL just as soon as I am done with mine :-)

August 31st, 2007
- OPEN Labor Day weekend - yes, regular hours all three days!

July 5th, 2007 - Interweave Felt
is here and it has a terrific mix of technical articles and INSPIRATION. Come on in and check it out as well as the new felted bags I have been making (including Amanda's Squatty Sidekick :-)

June 18, 2007
- Woo-Hoo - we have all six of the Susan Zanni *whacky* bag patterns in stock. See them here.

June 8, 2007
- Just received EIGHTEEN bags of Kureyon from Noro - WOW!
This self-striping wool yarn is perfect for felting - and would also be terrific for an Adult Surprise Jacket. See the list of colors here.

May 16, 2007
- Three new colors of Regia Bamboo have been stuffed onto the sock shelf.  I also just put out a new batch of Habu - teensy tiny threads for weaving or mixing - additional colors of silk, stainless steel and wool/stainless steel as well as some beautiful 100% ramie. The ramie has a soft fuzz to it - I thought it was kid mohair just looking at the cones.

May 8, 2007 - The ever popular OPAL sock yarns have arrived - eight different colors in the Rainforest series and sixteen different colors in the Hundertwasser series - half of these are cotton/wool blends! There are two skeins of Tiger...

April 18, 2007 - We're having a Trunk Show of BABY garments - come see the adorable garments we are showing - from yarn stores all around the country.

Saturday April 14, 2007 - One of our psychics will be "in" this afternoon for readings - Elizabeth specializes in Business matters. Give me a call if you want to book an appointment or just drop by :-)

April 13, 2007 - Denise needles are back in stock and I have the new PINK sets! Also additional PINK cords as well as the new needle tips in sizes
US 17 and US 19.

March 11, 2007 - Take a look at the SALE shelf next time you are in - we are closing out all of the Cascade 220 because we have found yarns that are much more FUN to felt with - pick up a bargain!

February 26, 2007
Added 18 NEW colors of Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino over the weekend. The Koigu book is finally here...along with a giant bale of genuine Shetland Jumperweight wool from Scotland. All 165 colors - YIPPEE!

February 4, 2007 - Fun New yarns arriving daily! Just put out a huge pile of Araucania Yarns Magallanes - a hand painted yarn very similar to Manos del Uruguay. DK weight - 242 yards for $11.95

On the bead front, I definitely cornered the market on Bloodstone while I was at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show last week. There was not very much of it and I bought all I could find! Pendants, earrings, faceted beads, and a few rocks for good measure :-)

January 24, 2007 - Found wonderful new yarns at TNNA in San Diego, including two new lines that will be perfect for charity knitting - nice quality washable yarns in both variegated and self-striping, FUN colors :-)
To make room for the NEW yarn, there is some terrific buys on the SALE shelf in the back room - I am closing out the worsted weight Louet linen (I think sport weight is better for garment) but the worsted is terrific for towels, place mats, and washcloths. There is also a big pile of Crystal Palace cotton chenille which makes cute toys, baby face cloths, and crocheted flowers.

December 29, 2006 - Did I hear something about a little SALE?

December 22, 2006
- NEW from Colinette - four colorways of their new sock yarn - Jitterbug. What I like about this yarn is the super fine twist - very much like the twist in KPPPM. The colors are Castagne, Lapis, Copperbeach, and Toscana.

December 1, 2006
- Bead Weavers Alert - Just in from BeadSmith - the two newest sizes of FIRELINE - 14 lb. and 20 lb. in crystal!

November 22, 2006
- Just in time for the weekend, I have a BIG box of half price patterns - all kinds including HeartStrings, Knitting Pure and Simple, Oat Couture, and Fiber Trends. I finally decided I am sooo not going to have time to make samples of these so out they go!

Also NEW in the shop are the ultra-cute felted bags by Two Stix.

October 24, 2006 - Just received a shipment of Jade Sapphire 6 ply Cashmere in WONDERFUL colors - Candy Girl, Granny Smith, Everglades, Forest Glenn, Anya's Garden, Flannel Suite, Autumn Sonata, and the ever popular Cashaflouge :-)

September 20, 2006 - Yippee - we are getting MORE Koigu Premium Merino (KPPPM) in variegated colors. There was a shop back east that got too much (HUH?) and they are sending it to us - YIPPEE! The Koigu book- Knits From a Painter's Palette - is expected out in December - $24.95. A little bird told me the Koigu folks might be persuaded to come to Arizona this winter for a book signing . . . maybe January or February. Now that would be FANTASTIC - think we could fill Jerome with Koigu fanatics for the weekend? Drop me a line if you are interested in attending.

And on a completely different end of the spectrum - I have re supplied the wonderful Buffalo Gold yarn - fingering and worsted weight. I also received some buffalo hide pieces that would make terrific medicine bags - and one large cone of a special Zeilinger's Mill run of fingering weight Buffalo Gold - the cone is 1.3 pounds - $450 ($22 per ounce) The skeined yarn is $34 an ounce so if you are planning a big project, the cone is an excellent value. It still has the spinning oil in it so it would be perfect for weaving or using on a knitting machine.

September 18, 2006 - Lost of new items on the sale shelf - five giant balls (475 yds each) of Echo Egyptian Cotton is a wonderful pink. I did a Kiri Shawl last summer in this yarn - one ball made a cute small shawl. Regular price $15.50 - sale price $10.99.
Also a stack of Classic Elite Posh Print (30% Cashmere 70% silk) in a sort of hot pink/orange sherbet color. Regular price $38 for 125 yards - sale price $25.

September 12, 2006 - New from Beadsmith - Crystal Clear Fireline - extra Fine, 4 lb. Size B. $7.99 each

August 23, 2006 - On the center table this week . . . Cashmere-Silk from Jade Sapphire. Four colors of the 2-ply laceweight in 400 yard skeins. Plum Crazy, Anya's Garden, Cashaflouge, and Forest Glen. A super soft mix of 45% Chinese cashmere and 55% silk. $32 each

I also started working on my husband's Ghost Sweater out of 2-ply Buffalo Gold. Did a tiny swatch and threw it in the washing machine - wow! Way softer than quiviut!

July 19, 2006 - Just received a shipment of the newest tool from Beadsmith - the Magical Crimp Forming Plier. Turns your crimp beads into a 2 mm ROUND bead without using a crimp cover!

July 7, 2006 - The new Blue Heron pattern CD 1 is in stock - twenty-eight different patterns for their wonderful yarn - $10
We also have a pile of the very wacky Ozark Handspun yarns - both the wool/mohair and the NEW wool/mohair/silk.

Note - There are twenty steps UP to the front door. At the foot of the stairs is one handicapped parking place and three twenty minute spots. Remember - parking on the weekends can involve a hike :-)

© 2007 erica raspberry