knitting in NYC

Gerard Allt's picture

I'm in NYC in a couple of weeks and I would love it if any of you guys could give me some tips about yarns stores and where in Manhattan there are knitting groups. I know a few but any extra help is welcome.



ScoobySnacks's picture

Gerard, There is a great


There is a great yarn shop at 208 W. 79th St called Knitty City and they have a men's knit night every Wed. night from 6-8. I always try to cruise in for at least an hour or so whenever I am in town...The owner's name is Pearl and she is a sweetheart. Have fun...I wish I was up in the city this week! - dan -

Gerard Allt's picture

thanks for your tips! The

thanks for your tips! The MAD exhibition is top of the list.

If any of you guys are in NYC and feel like a knit let me know...

azathoth's picture

The Yarn Company has a good

The Yarn Company has a good selection of yarn and it seems like they always have people just knitting away at their table. The Point Cafe is a place in the Village that seems to have more elbow room for knitting. Purl in Soho, quaint and cute, but not really a place to knit, but they have a lot of swatches of their yarn, so it helps when imagining a object. I hope this helps.

knit4brains's picture

Gerard, Although I can't


Although I can't recommend any yarn stores to you, I would recommend that you go to the Museum of Arts and Design for the "Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting" show. It's quite wonderful. I believe the museum is at 53rd and 6th ave.


rooboy2000's picture

Hi Gerard nice to see you

Hi Gerard nice to see you again. i really enjoyed meeting you at your store in london i will be back in london on the 12th of march i will drop back into the store i love that organic yarn. Arron

Gerard Allt's picture

Gerard I knit


I knit