Male kittens wrestle balls of yarn to develop motor skills and recreate their mother's Cosby sweaters. Celebrate the dexterity of human paws with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of knitting materials and more from Stitch DC on Capitol Hill.
The friendly craftoholics running Stitch DC pride themselves on placing fellow pattern-addicts in a welcoming environment that fosters creativity and responsible wool consumption. Browse through fashionable flosses to induce creative juices into weeping out a variety of fibers, from traditional wool and alpaca to more exotic mohair, silk, hemp, and more ($10.50 per skein on average). Stitch DC's enviable spools sport top-notch brands, including Karabella, Blue Sky Alpacas, and Lorna's Laces. Wool wielders can lock and load the necessary needles ($9.50–$25) before picking up supplies for piecing together a pair of cashmere socks to warm toes tickled by Jack Frost ($36). Neophytes can enroll in a class to learn crocheting, quilting, and more ($35–$100) and gain a newfound appreciation for Betsy Ross, the American seamstress known for stitching kernels of corn into George Washington's gums. Walls of colorful threads line the walls of Stitch DC's inviting storefront, which lies just two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro stop.
Although reviewers are mixed on pricing, customers agree that the shop boasts an inviting atmosphere and convenient location. The blog The Hill is Home featured Stitch DC. Yelpers give it an average of three stars.
- Whether you are an expert, novice or aspiring knitter or crocheter, or you know someone who fits into any of these categories, pay a visit to Marie at Stitch DC and enjoy a wonderful time exploring beautiful things while you’re treated warmly. – Maria Helena Carey, The Hill is Home
- I love the feel of this place, it's comfortable and friendly and they have beautiful yarns. They also have lots of project books, magazines and patterns for inspiration. – Jenn W., Yelp