Connecticut welcomes STITCHES EAST and more than 5,000 knitters and crocheters from around the U.S. and the world to the Connecticut Convention Center and the Marriott Hartford Downtown from October 9-12.

Knitting experts, novices, and spectators will meet with designers, authors, educators, and suppliers on a wide variety of topics. Featured will be scores of seminars and classes, and a Friday-Sunday STITCHES Market shopping floor with 172 booths, and lots more.

Downtown Hartford restaurants are ready to welcome attendees, many of whom will come and knit or crochet while they dine.

For information about how to attend STITCHES classes or simply to come shop the Market, go to