A store offering a wide yarn selection, as well as free monthly knitting classes, is opening Friday in the Woodstock area.

One More Row is a locally owned and operated yarn store by Woodstock mother and daughter duo Maria Caraballo and Gabriella Roberts.

One More Row will feature almost 20 different brands of yarn including Berroco Yarn, The Fibre Company, Malabrigo Yarns, and Jawool Yarn.

The store will offer free knitting classes twice a month beginning Sept. 9 and 11 for all over the age of 13. Free younger kids classes are available upon request. Supplies must be purchased from the shop. The store will also host free stitch night on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., and free knitting help on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

“We are kicking Friday off with the grand opening, and later that night we are holding knit night from 6 to 9 p.m., which we already have a waitlist for,” Caraballo said.

Caraballo said she started knitting when her daughters were in high school, and that she began looking for a creative outlet to use her knowledge of knitting. That’s when she decided to teach Roberts how to knit when she was a teenager.

Roberts worked in the fiber industry for five years at Whole Nine Yarns in Woodstock, which closed two and a half years ago after the owner retired, Caraballo said. Whole Nine Yarns was open for around 15 years. Roberts also worked as a sample and test knitter for knitwear designers.

“She loves helping students explore their potential and finding amazing color combinations,” Caraballo said. “Our biggest desire is to welcome in the next generation of stitchers so this community continues to grow and thrive. We thought now was a good time to open our own yarn store.”

The business is located at 6234 Holly Springs Parkway, Woodstock, in the Village Shoppes of East Cherokee beside Marco’s Pizza. To register for classes, call 678-503-8651, send an email to gabby@onemorerow.net, or visit the website at onemorerow.net. The website will go live Thursday. Yarn products may also be purchased online.

Business hours are from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday. Caraballo said her daughter will allow 20 minute windows for private shopping during the morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays due to rising COVID-19 cases.

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