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

We require masks to be worn in-store at all times.

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

    **All shoppers must wear a face mask at all times in the store.**

Pop-up Shops at Knitty City

Pop-up shops at Knitty City are an opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals to have a space to show and sell their products.

We will feature a different small business in front of Knitty City each Saturday. Please stop by, check out what they have to offer, and ask them about what they do.

20% of all pop-up sales are donated to non-profit organizations. This season, we will be giving 10% to Moms Demand Action and 10% to World Central Kitchen.

Bryant Park Knitting and Crochet

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm

Continue the spirit of World Wide Knit in Public Day with us at Bryant Park by the statue of Gertrude Stein - right next to Bryant Park Grill. We will be teaching beginner knitting and crochet every Wednesday for free. Prospective knitters and crocheters will learn how to make scarves that will be donated to Knitty City and Bryant Park's Found but Not Lost program. Found but Not Lost scarves are distributed to shelters and those in need across the NYC area in winter.

Yarn and needles are provided for beginners by Knitty City. When you are done making your scarf, please bring it in for donation and return the needles/hook so someone else can have the joy of learning how to knit or crochet. All of our instructors are teaching as volunteers, so please treat them with respect and kindness and they will do the same to you. If you are interested in teaching knitting or crochet, please come to the park and pick up a Knitty City pin so students can identify you.

Finished Found but Not Lost scarves can be brought to Bryant Park during knitting sessions or to Knitty City during store hours.

Mending Circle

Fridays, 5-6pm in front of Knitty City - Starting April 1st

Just in time for Earth Month, we're bringing back Mending Circle!

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."

Here's what's happening

On Discord

What we're reading for the

Knitty City Book Club