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.
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.
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 are collecting 1' x 1' and 2' x 2' squares in shades of green, blue, or brown, as well as large knitted or crocheted animals. 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 until 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.
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 Colson Whitehead
Thursday, February 2
6-8pm, at Knitty City
Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked…” To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver’s Row don’t approve of him or their cramped apartment across from the subway tracks, it’s still home.
by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Thursday, March 2
6-8pm, at Knitty City
Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written—let alone published—anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then . . . he hears the plot.
by Thrity Umrigar
Thursday, April 6th
6-8pm, at Knitty City
Indian American journalist Smita has returned to India to cover a story, but reluctantly: long ago she and her family left the country with no intention of ever coming back. As she follows the case of Meena—a Hindu woman attacked by members of her own village and her own family for marrying a Muslim man—Smita comes face to face with a society where tradition carries more weight than one’s own heart, and a story that threatens to unearth the painful secrets of Smita’s own past.