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.
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.
The NYC Yarn Crawl is here and we're ready to help make sure you get to all the shops and fill up your bags. There are 10 shops participating in the crawl this year. If you want to hit them all (and you do want to hit them all), you're going to need a plan. Fortunately, you have a few days to make this work and we've got your back.
Thursday, September 28
Lindsay's ultra vibrant hand-dyed yarn draws inspiration from all forms of liveliness and positive vibes across the five boroughs of New York City.
Friday, September 29
Formerly known as Ardsley Face Masks, Leah's fabric bags are must haves for all knitters and crocheters. She also designs aprons, blouses, and of course face masks.
Saturday, September 30
Jonathan's functional work is inspired by traditional Japanese pottery but with a modern style. His sculptural work is inspired by underwater plants and animals.
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 on Saturdays. 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 20% to the Hawaii Community Foundation's Maui Strong Fund.
Knitty City was featured in a short film by Annika Horne and Peixuan Wang. "Summers at Knitty City" won one of the three grand prize awards at the Shops of New York Film Festival.
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm through September 27th
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 every Wednesday for free. Prospective knitters 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're done making your scarf, please bring it in for donation and return the needles so someone else can have the joy of learning how to knit. 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, 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.
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.
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."
Book Club meetings are held at Knitty City on the first Thursday of each month.
The Knitty City Book Club is unable to accept new members at this time.
If you are interested in being on a waiting list, please use the Google Group link below.
by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
Thursday, October 5th
6-8pm, at Knitty City
Olivia McAfee and Ava Campanello have each had a change of life forced upon them. Olivia never dreamed that after her messy divorce she would find herself back in her sleepy New Hampshire home town, living in the house she grew up in and taking over her father's beekeeping business. Ava is also in search of a fresh start, moving to Adams with her daughter Lily, who is in her final year of high school.
by John McGahern
Thursday, November 2nd
6-8pm, at Knitty City
William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal.
by William Faulkner
Thursday, December 7th
6-8pm, at Knitty City
‘As I Lay Dying‘ is a classic American novel that’s set in Mississippi, specifically Yoknapatawpha County, close to where the author grew up. It follows the Bundren family as they bring their mother’s corpse to Jefferson, the town she wished to be buried. Along the way, the 15 different narrators describe events, what led them there, and what personal issues they’re dealing with.