A Capitol Trendsetter: Knitting Hip in DC with Marie Connolly

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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The Capitol Hill location is chock full of inspiration.
Marie and Coley man the Capitol Hill store.
The Expectant Knitter will be available November 2008.
The Capitol Hill location is chock full of inspiration.

The Capitol Hill location is chock full of inspiration.

Photo: Tina Hilton

If you find yourself in our nation’s capital, make it a point to visit one of Stitch DC’s stores located in Washington, DC, Capitol Hill, or Georgetown. In four short years, Marie Connolly has singlehandedly brought the art of knitting to the busy, stressed-out populace of DC with these strategically located slices of knitting heaven. Enter a Stitch DC store and you will automatically leave the hustle and bustle at the door and be transported to a welcoming, creative environment. Marie has pulled together a combination of yarns that span the exotic to the loveliest of the basics. Whether you are searching for the perfect cashmere, in the market for a crisp linen or simply popping in for a basic wool, you will be accommodated with a large dose of friendliness and creative energy.

Not only does Marie run a trio of top-shelf LYS, she is also a prolific designer. Check out the Fall 2008 issue of Interweave Knits for her sexy little Abagail Tee pattern. Beyond magazine articles, Marie has a new book due out in November, The Expectant Knitter by Pottercraft Publishing. I got a peek at the pre-release copy and immediately put it on the top of my book wish list. Containing 30 patterns geared primarily toward the bun in the oven and Mom, she also includes patterns for siblings and the dad to be as well. This is the definitive gift for the expectant knitter or for her knitting loved ones. The book is filled with stylish and practical garments designed to offer nontaxing patterns that are achievable by all levels of knitters. Even if you don’t have an expectant knitter on your radar, it is worth putting on your must-buy list just for the yummy all-purpose Shawl Sweater pattern!

 

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