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Elgin Knit Works

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  • 8 Douglas Ave
  • Elgin, IL 60120 United States
  • (847) 627-4700
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Great little yarn shop in downtown Elgin, near the historic Clock Tower Building and the Hemmens Auditorium. Very nice selection of yarns, fibers, notions..and with some antiques sprinkled throughout the store as well. You are made to feel welcome when you walk in, and the staff will help you (or not) as you need. I like that they don't bug you and follow you around, but that they are also there to answer any questions. There are a lot of unique things that are special in this shop... hand made drop spindles, shawl pins and buttons, some interesting project bags, the antiques, and yes! they also have crochet supplies! It has kind of a retro-vintage-y feel to it, with the tin ceiling and the long brink wall.

They offer a lot of private classes, so whatever your skill level, you can get help. No one looks down on you for not knowing something. They also have a lot of classes in all sorts of different things, and I heard them say that they'll make a class if you express an interest, but I think there have to be three people in it. How cool is that? You can actually learn what you want to learn!

They have open workshop times on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons, where anyone can just come in and sit and work on whatever their project is, and stay as long or as little as they want to.


10:00AM - 06:00PM
01:00PM - 09:00PM
Thu - Fri:
10:00AM - 06:00PM
Sat - Sun:
10:00AM - 04:00PM

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I was visiting Elgin and found this store. Every thing about Elgin Knit Works was outstanding! The inventory was very nice...the building and store was so charming. The young lady who owns the store was friendly, very helpful and an absolute delight. I'll go back to this store when I'm back in Elgin visiting friends!!!


by spfled on Saturday, Mar 02 2013 at 10:30PM CST

This is a great shop THEY HAVE MOVED around the corner to 8 Douglas Ave. The owner is a wonderful young lady and VERY helpful! I was in on a Friday with a friend as we "crawled" through town and stopped back in on Sunday to get some more hand turned Harmony needle keys (her husband makes them) and she remembered me and was very pleasant to work with. I will go back!

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