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.

Come and visit

  • 208 West 79th St
    New York, NY 10024

    Monday - Saturday
    12pm - 6pm

    Masks are recommended, but not required.

Prepare yourself for

The NYC Yarn Crawl 2023


NYC Yarn Crawl Pop-up Shops

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 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.

Maui Strong

Visit Knitty City with

Knitty Natty

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Shops of New York Film Festival

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.

Watch Summers at Knitty City - Password: knitty

Bryant Park Knitting

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.

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