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Knitty City

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Knitty City’s selection of yarns reflects some of the best brands in the business. New and interesting yarns, and the products that complement them, are always popping up at Knitty City. In addition, the store has one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date collections of knitting, crochet and needle art books, magazines and patterns in New York.


Mon - Tue:
11:00AM - 06:00PM
Wed - Thu:
11:00AM - 08:00PM
Fri - Sat:
11:00AM - 06:00PM
12:00PM - 05:00PM

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I enjoy visiting this shop, but wish it was more spacious. I find myself bumping into things, or people, constantly. The bins of yarn are often overstuffed with skeins falling out. I have never had an issue with being ignored - if I've asked for help I've gotten it and it's been good advice. Other than that, I'm a fan!!


by misodiva on Tuesday, May 08 2012 at 06:18PM CDT

I thought the store had a nice selection: It's a bit cramped, but it wasn't awful, I could get to all of the yarn, and it is NYC. They had a pattern book selection, but I didn't look at it. Had Madelinetosh, Malabrigo, Rowan, Lornas Laces, Fiber Company, Sweet GA., Alchemy for brands. Not a huge color selection in these, but enough that you could find something for a project.


by Sam93 on Tuesday, Aug 02 2011 at 02:47PM CDT

Knitty City is wonderful. The store stocks beautiful yarn. The owner Pearl, is so friendly and helpful. She is also tuned in to everything in the knitting world (e.g. design, designers, current events, etc)

If you are in New York City and only have time for one knitting store, Knitty City should be your choice!


by alliewriter on Friday, May 20 2011 at 11:02PM CDT

I featured this shop on my travel-knitting blog recently, and you can find my interview at
You'll also find recommendations on places to eat, shop, etc in the neighborhood based on suggestions from the store. Enjoy!


by Myrna Alvarez on Wednesday, Aug 18 2010 at 12:06AM CDT

Do you sell online with a major credit card? If so, do you ship to Puerto Rico?

I look foward to hear from you.

Truly yours,



by Susie on Tuesday, Jun 15 2010 at 08:53PM CDT

My favorite place! Three wall units of sock yarn! Plenty of yarn to choose from (and there is a small selection of acrylics) and a fabulous selection of books.

And yes cashier guy handles your purchase, which is good since I would want my sales staff helping customers and not at the register. Questions should be directed to the rest of the staff who are quite knowledgeable. They do their best to help all the customers but sometimes you get the best advice from the knitters and crocheters that frequent the shop. Usually there are friendly customers in the store throughout the day. I send all of my out of town friends to Knitty City.


by avidknitter on Tuesday, Oct 06 2009 at 12:51AM CDT

Hands-down my favorite yarn store in NYC. The ambiance is great, employees are friendly. I love their selection of yarns and if you don't find what you like, they can try to order the yarn for you. Love love this store!


by zepgirl63 on Monday, Jul 27 2009 at 08:45AM CDT

I was a first time out of town visitor to the shop this past weekend. The store was busy with a class in progress. One of the workers greeted me and was very helpful helping me to select a lace-weight yarn for a pattern I had selected. Impressive selection of books. Interesting selection of yarns, especially sock yarn and Koigu. Nice selection of bags and accessories. Would definitely come for a return visit.


by Anonymous on Wednesday, Nov 26 2008 at 04:17PM CST

I'm a regular of this shop. Let me add some insight. If they are slow, you will get lots of help IF you want it. They are not sellers, they are not pushy. If they are busy, you may just get a smile. Understandable, right? If you ask for help (whether they are busy or not) YOU will get very friendly and useful advice. There is no pretense at this place. No yarn snobs here. If you are overlooked, it's because they are busy and no other reason. The yarn selection could be better but keep in mind that they try and have different price points and cater to the majority, not to specialties. The classes are great. Very nice crowd frequents this shop (if I may say so) so you will enjoy the company if you do a group class. Oh, and the cashiers are sometimes JUST cashiers and not knitters so if you have a question, ask the people on the floor.


by HiddenTohru on Thursday, Jul 03 2008 at 08:04PM CDT

I came to visit NYC, and found this store through Knit Map, so I went to check it out. The staff wasn't really overly friendly, but they did greet me when I came in and told me to ask if I needed any help. There was a pretty good selection, nothing to write home about (although still better than my LYS), but overall I was a bit underwhelmed. It wasn't bad, by any means, just a bit mediocre for a tourist. I'm sure it's a lovely LYS, though.


by Anonymous on Thursday, Jun 26 2008 at 10:42AM CDT

I visited Knitty City for the first time yesterday, and after reading such wonderful reviews on the web, I have to admit that I was a tad disappointed. The yarn selection was so-so, especially when he comes to non-wool or other vegan yarns. The selection of older knitting mags was excellent, and the service was quite benign. No real help from the man behind the register. I would not go out of my way to visit again.


by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jun 10 2008 at 01:45AM CDT

I've been to this shop several times and never found the staff particularly friendly yet I keep reading about how pleasant they are. It really is bizarre to me, as I'm pretty much ignored every time I go in.
I don't find their selection of yarns very inspiring and the way that it's set up feels a bit disorganized to me. They do have a great selection of books and magazines, but every time I leave Knitty City I feel vaguely disappointed.


by getta2 on Sunday, Jun 08 2008 at 03:35PM CDT

great selection of books


by infinityexplorer on Saturday, Mar 08 2008 at 06:58PM CST

Knitty City is amazingly well rounded. Knowledgeable staff, excellent selection of yarn, clientèle is fun and friendly.

I have been there for events, classes with staff, classes with artists. They offer the basics in crochet and knitting, but they also change up the additional classes monthly for variety. Some of the classes are (hairpin lace, wire knitting, socks, lace, enterlac, etc.).

The yarn, tools, notions/swag, etc. selection is extensive and if there is not something you need, Pearl the owner will do what she can to order it.

You can also just hang out and knit, there are a few groups, book club, sock support, mens group, kids groups and anything else you can think of. They will also wind yarn or let you wind it if you need to.

Again fabulous all around LYS!


by spellingwitch on Monday, Jan 28 2008 at 09:21AM CST

Nice, helpful staff and so far they've always had what I needed in stock.


by Anonymous on Monday, Jan 07 2008 at 02:20PM CST

I just love this store..Great selection, 2-thumbs-up service!!!!! People are so nice, that I feel myself important...Thank You


by PassionKNITly on Sunday, Jan 06 2008 at 10:14AM CST

The people that work there are so pleasant and they always have simply fabulous yarns.


by Anonymous on Saturday, Dec 01 2007 at 11:17AM CST

wonderful service!

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