Welcome to The Knit Lit,

We launched less than a year ago in October 2016, when I was a beginner knitter with no retail experience and no previous dream of owning a yarn store (my occasional fantasy was about books).

But when the previous shop’s imminent closing was announced last August, a lightbulb lit up that started with: “NOoooooo!”

We are a nation of small towns with small shops that are mini-communities.  We NEED our little local yarn shops and book stores; the last straw snapped.  My husband supported me and our lives changed, and from the ensuing crazy mad scramble was born The Knit Lit.

We love our name – chosen from over 200 entries to a hurried naming contest! 

The Knit Lit – Purl Up with a Good Book is our full name, and in our logo our best friend Peanut is curled around yarn, enjoying a good read (Following Atticus, perhaps?)

The scramble continues: inside our 1st year we’re moving!  On September 7, 2017 we open at our new location: 37 Western Ave #101, still in Kennebunk’s Lower Village (right next to Kennebunkport).

We’re all about being a welcoming, sharing store that offers the tactile and visual yarn and book delights you just can’t get from websites: myriad colors and yummy yarn textures, flipping pages and sampling pre-owned best sellers and favorite books…

because we’re about Maine, “The Way Life Should Be”.

Hope to see you soon,
Kate, Norm, and the gang