The Village Knittery

After waking up at 4am to a dream (ok, nightmare) where the only plot line was me moving power point slides, it was a good reminder that I need to keep with my current effort to spend more time each day unplugged. So I was very excited to learn to knit – something that does not involve sitting in front of a computer screen – a couple weekends ago when I was down in Charleston.
My friend Katie’s mom recently opened a wonderful shop called The Village Knittery in Summerville, SC. It feels like part shop, part home – the type of place you could stay for hours (like we did). On colder days you can sit on the couches by the fire, or on summery days, hang out in one of the great rocking chairs out front.

Emily Spearman, the shop owner is a complete delight, full of knowledge, passionate about knitting and very patient. She (along with the help of her wonderful “children”) helped teach Margaret and me how to knit. We in return challenged them with our creative knitting styles and inventive patterns. If I were closer, I’d definitely pop in for a class from time to time (the classes are $10 to make it accessible for everyone). While I’m still not at the point where knitting is a true stress reliever yet, I’m still relieved to have a new project that doesn’t involve being plugged in.
There’s still no website for the shop yet, but I’ll be sure to update this post with the link. If you’re in the area it’s definitely worth stopping by.

102 Central Ave
Summerville, SC 29483

(843) 261-9276


  • I love handmade knits! My daughter received a handknitted cashmere ballerina wrap from her godmother, and we love it so much to even write a post about it as well here!

  • You might off have ticked the ‘small’ box in the blogger upload photo window.
    And who says knitting isn’t a in front of the computer activity?

  • A great hobby :)

    I learned to knit when I was a little girl, but never managed to make anything bigger than a scarf for my Barbie dolls (and that was only because I was doing a larger project and got frustrated a few rows in :-D)

    It’s something I really want to take up again (with more perseverance!) one day.

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