Welcome to Knitty City

Thank you for choosing Knitty City for your knitting and crochet needs.
We strive to provide the best service New York's Upper West Side has to offer.

COVID-19 Policies

Masks are recommended, but not required.
Please respect your neighbor's choices and be mindful of others.

We are now resuming in-store lessons for knitting and crochet.
Lessons are $50/hour for one person or $75/hour for two people and we can go over any subject you'd like to cover.

Please call or email us at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment.
When you come for your lesson, please have proof of vaccination ready and of course wear a mask at all times when in the store.

Come and visit

  • 208 West 79th St
    New York, NY 10024

    Monday - Saturday
    12pm - 6pm

    Masks are recommended, but not required.

New Tree Project

We're calling all knitters and crocheters to help be part of our 2023 tree wrap outside Knitty City. The theme for the upcoming project is Endangered Wildlife and their habitats. We're collecting 1-foot and 2-foot squares in shades of green, blue, or brown, as well as 2-dimensional knitted or crocheted endangered animals and animal motifs. This will be on public display, so animals need to be large enough to be recognizable from at least 10 feet away.

Contributions will be accepted through April 2023. Please use 100% acryllic or superwash treated yarn - the wrap will be outside and we want to make sure it will hold up against the elements.

Please follow Carmen Paulino on Instagram @CarmenCommunityArtist to see more of her work. Carmen is the artist behind Knitty City's Pearl Tree as well as the previous John Lennon Tree.

Men's Night Thursdays

Every Thursday EXCEPT the first Thursday of each month (Book Club Thursdays)
Meets in store, 6-8pm

We're bringing back in-store events, starting with a soft-opening of our weekly Men's Night on Thursdays. Bring your knitting, crochet, or spinning and join us for a casual after hours hangout at Knitty City. No reservations necessary.

Mending Circle

Fridays, 5-6pm in front of Knitty City

Do you have a pile of clothes you've been meaning to fix? Why not sew on that button or patch that hole in the company of other makers and menders? Come to Mending Circle, where we will gather, share ideas about repair, extend the lives of our garments, and hopefully make a dent in that pile!

Mending Circle is intended as an informal time and space to connect over our projects. It is not an instructional class or a repair service. Please bring your own materials. There is no charge to participate, but any donations will go to Fashion Revolution, an nonprofit organization fighting for "a global fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit."

What we're reading for the

Knitty City Book Club