Elgin Knit Works

Elgin Knit Works

8 Douglas Avenue


Elgin Knit Works is a specialty yarn store with a vintage urban feel. Local owners Betsy & Linda are dedicated to constantly evolving and bringing in exciting new yarns and fibers. You’ll find a unique selection of  yarn bowls, project bags, stitch markers, shawl pins and gifts all individually chosen from independent artists.

Shopkeepers Betsy and Linda are both retired teachers who have a passion for knitting and helping others. Their vast curriculum of knitting classes will help knitters of all levels build basic knitting skills or take on more difficult projects. Classes are available on a private or semi-private basis and scheduling of class times is flexible to fit the needs of your schedule.

Classes offered include: Learning to Knit, Knitting in the Round, Increases, Cabling, Intro to Lace, Color Work, Easy Baby Sweater, Top-Down Sweater, Fingerless Mittens, Easy Poncho, Top-Down Jacket Sweater, Two Socks on Two Circs and many more. Individual sessions are also available upon request.

Twice a year Elgin Knit Works hosts knit-along events, with a little twist! Knitters can choose from one or two selected projects, usually selected based on a theme. They will help you choose the yarn and help you along on the pattern. The knit-along runs for an extended period of time to allow all skill level knitter’s to complete the project. Knitters that are willing to lend their completed projects to Elgin Knit Works for display will be entered in a drawing to win hand-dyed Elgin Knit Works yarn!

Workshops are one day classes featuring a cool project that can be completed, or mostly completed, in a single class session. Workshops are on Sundays from 10:30-1:30. While reservations are recommended, it never hurts to call last minute to see if there happens to be space available in the upcoming Sunday workshop. Please call 847-627-4700 to inquire or register for a workshop.

Read a feature story abut Elgin Knit Works here:
Down to Business: Mother and daughter knitting together a community


Opening Time

Monday :Sorry - Closed

Tuesday :10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday :1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday :10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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