Knitting by Boat: Part 7 – Knit One Quilt Too

Barrington, Rhode Island is the next port of call. Set a course to Stanley’s Boat Yard or Striper Marina; both are only a mile walk from our destination in town, which has been awarded Best of Rhode Island for 2016: Knit One Quilt Too.

Approach to the small ramp if you take

Barrington, Rhode Island is the next port of call. Set a course to Stanley’s Boat Yard or Striper Marina; both are only a mile walk from our destination in town, which has been awarded Best of Rhode Island for 2016: Knit One Quilt Too.


Route 114 Bridge Barrington

Approach to the small ramp if you take a kayak or dinghy instead of walking from the boat yards in Barrington to downtown. The ramp is just on the other side of the bridge shown. The bridge to the left is the Route 114 Bridge that you would walk over to reach your destination

 

 

Boat yards of Barrington

Boat yards of Barrington

 

Town signage

Finding your way without a chart is easy in Barrington—even the signage in town is coordinated with the quaint vibe (photo from Bonnie Grassie-Hughes)


Knit One Quilt Too has a carefully curated selection of yarns from the larger companies including Berrocco, Classic Elite, Freza, Koigu, Lorna’s Laces, Madeline Tosh, Mango Moon, Noro, Rowan, and Shibu, as well as a selection of local favorites dyed in small batches from North Light Fibers and Zomari Dye Labs.  Owner, Yvonne Weiss, finds inspiration in things that are different and not widely distributed, so in addition to a selection of the lines with which you may already be familiar, she also carries A Hundred Ravens, Baah, Blue Heron, Diamond Luxury, Ito, Lux Adorna, and Toil and Trouble. For those of you who like to buy local, Zomari is about as local as you can get. It is dyed in neighboring Warren, Rhode Island. I only wish readers could feel how soft this yarn is. I tried to capture the glow in the photo of the superb mohair from Diamond Luxury.


yarn in bins diamond lux shelf

diamond luxury


Beautiful in skeins with a wonderful hand when knit, the intensity and depth of color in Zomari Dye Works fibers make this shop worth the stop by land or sea. Zomari is sold in gradient or related color sets, like the intense orange and red tones seen here in Susan Ashcroft’s LightWaves shawl. Others, such as the blue Tesla, are sold as individual skeins in single colorways.

Zomari yarn


A Hundred Ravens Mini Sets in 100% Merino Wool is a great way to bring home a lot of color. Seven colors per set, 400 yards total:

Hundred Ravens Mini Set


If you love a little linen in your life, this is the linen to try.  If you don’t like to knit with linen, this mulberry silk and linen blend yarn will change your mind:

diamond linen


Crochet samples sit next to and upon knit samples in this charming store:

hippo in chairstore window2


For a particularly meaningful gift of yarn, pick up this one. It’s 100% Mongolian camel wool, and a portion of the proceeds from its sale goes to the Snow Leopard Trust, snowleopard.org.

snow leopard label


Do not let the name fool you—Knit One Quilt Too is crochet-friendly and carries other fiber projects as well, like the ever popular InterLace Kit. InterLace is a method whereby yarn is used to create a field of color and texture, then machine sewn into a fabric.

Interlace


Fogged into port? Knit One Quilt Too offers classes in needlepoint, quilting, weaving, and embroidery to expand your repertoire. Yvonne summed up her mission perfectly when she was describing her philosophy: “Find joy and comfort in your handiwork and strength and friendship in those around you.”

A special knitting event is held the first Wednesday of the month, Knit and Quiet for Teens, which donates hats, mittens, gloves, and quilts to teens in foster care. Not in town that Wednesday but still want to support the program? You can drop off finished hats, gloves, mittens, or quilts any time you are in port.  yarn-ball


Store mascot

Knit One Quilt Too’s official mascot (photo from Bonnie Grassie-Hughes)


 

Knit One Quilt Too
10 Anoka Ave,
Barrington, RI ·
(401) 337-5578
knitonequilttoo.com

Striper Marina
26 Tyler Point Rd
Barrington, RI
(401) 245-6121
stripermarina.com

Stanley’s Boat Yard
17 Barton Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806
401-245-5090

Hungry for something delicious?
Table
8 Anoka Avenue
Barrington, Rhode Island.
401-337-5830
tableri.com

If you take your bike from the boat yard, head down the local rail trail, the East Bay Bike Path, about five miles to Quito’s in Bristol:

Quito’s
411 Thames Street
Bristol, RI 02809
401-253-4500
quitosrestaurant.com

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