about us

Knit1 Oxford opened in August 2010.  We have moved twice since then and are now in our happiest home yet – 303 Heritage Drive!  It is bright, spacious and filled with beautiful yarns and fabulous accessories.

The Knit1 team offers a truly CURATED EXPERIENCE to fiber enthusiasts.  We search, research, and listen.  We are passionate about igniting your creative juices with encouragement, support and humor. Whether by phone or in person, you will be greeted with enthusiasm.

We may live in a small town but we have very big hearts and a passion for our craft.

Our Staff

The women of Knit1 – most of whom have been at Knit1 since our doors opened – enthusiastically encourage, support and advise customers from project inception to last stitch.


Patsy Engelhard found her inner artist when her sister put a pair of knitting needles in her hands and said “I bet you will love this”.  She moved here and found no shop near enough to feed her new-found passion. Knit1 is her personal haven and sharing it with others makes her very happy.

Lynn Wells learned to knit one January and made all of her Christmas gifts the following December. Lynn believes that any kind of repetitive motion — whether footfalls or knit and purl — calms the spirit. Lynn is comfortable knitting outside the box. She is fearless and does not believe in knitting rules.  She also has become the Felting Guru with a growing following of knitters and non-knitters who love fiber.

Marty Dunbar joined Patsy in the Shop from the day it opened.  That is also when she learned to knit!  In the winter, her husband never leaves the house without the alpaca scarf she made for him! Marty loves to help customers, work the cash register and keep Knit1 looking shipshape.  Over 5 years her knitting talent has grown and she delights in helping others in their knitting journey.

Kathy Berkshire creates work of knit art that looks like she has been knitting since she was 12.  Shortly after she learned to knit, she won First Prize with her fair isle sweater – with matching mittens (oh goodness!) – at 4H.

She is a gifted knitter and a gifted teacher.  Despite her gift, she recognizes the importance of continuing to learn and keeps her skills current.  She also loves to share her knowledge with others.

We are proud to brag about her most current accomplishment.  Kathy passed Level One of the TKGA Master Knitter’s Program.  There are three levels and, in the entire world, fewer than 300 people have passed all three.  This year, only 55 passed Level One in 2012.  She has a rare gift and we are lucky to have her with us.

Sinclair Rishel started working at the shop in August of 2014.  She has been knitting since she was 12 and since then has been sucked wholly into the world of fiber arts.  She has experience with knitting, spinning, dyeing, carding, cross stitching, embroidery, and sewing. She received her first spinning wheel for her 17th birthday and since then, has acquired another wheel and a loom.  On her to-learn list are quilting and crochet.

Ann Jones Saxon is the newest addition to the Knit1 Team and we have welcomed her with great joy.  She is a gifted knitter who loves to urge us on to greater knitting adventures.  She loves to teach and share her wisdom which is vast and deep.  She also brings with her a great sense of humor – an infectious laugh – and some funk.  She has years of experience working in local yarn shops and also has recently become a Shibui test knitter.

Knit1 Oxford   |   303 Heritage Drive, Oxford, MS 38655   |   (662) 238-2829 website by oakes copy and creative services