Dutch Crochet Artist Ellen Deckers aka Pollevie

Dutch Crochet Artist Ellen Deckers aka Pollevie

New York City is an energetic and bustling city and we are so lucky to attract visitors from all over the world. We never know who walks into our store or where people are visiting from, it’s always fun to meet interesting yarn lovers.

Last February, a very colorful lady walked into our store wearing a gorgeous crochet shawl and she was carrying an equally beautiful bag. She stopped us in our tracks and we were immediately interested in this colorful lady. We wanted to know who she was, where she was from and we wanted to learn more about her gorgeous crochet items.

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Knitty City Stories: Oriana

Knitty City Stories: Oriana

We are very proud of our knitting and crochet community and every Sunday we will highlight one of our members. This Sunday, we would love to highlight six year old knitter Oriana. 

When Oriana was five years old she had expressed that she wanted to learn how to knit. So her mom Maria took her to our store inquiring about knitting classes for children. Oriana recalls: "My mom told me there was this knitting place and I wanted to go. I didn't know how to knit, and I really wanted to learn. There are so many fun things to learn. I thought I would like knitting and it was actually true: I love to knit."

During Oriana's first private knitting lesson, she understood what to do and was knitting all by herself in less than 10 minutes, leaving her knitting teacher speechless and in awe.

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Knitty City Stories: Inga

Knitty City Stories: Inga

We are very proud of our knitting and crochet community and we would love to highlight our members. At Knitty City, we often times host presentations by designers, Indie Dyers, organizations and yarn companies. We think it's time, though, to highlight our customers.

We always  post pictures on Instagram of our customers and we are so happy whenever a gorgeous project is finished. So we thought it would be fun to give you a little bit more information and tell the story of the people that make our community so special.

We would like to open our Knitty City Stories series, with knitter extraordinaire Inga Nazarenko.

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Moms and Makers Auction Items

Moms and Makers Auction Items

Here is a list of Moms and Makers Auction Items.

These items will be displayed during our Moms and Makers Market which takes place on Saturday, May 12 from 11-6pm. You can place your bids on that day but if you cannot attend, you can send us an e-mail with your bid.

When you send us your bid by e-mail, here's what you should do:

  • State in the subject the Auction Item Number and your Maximum Bid.

  • Send it to pearl@knittycitynyc.com


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Crochet Artist Nacinimod Deodee

Crochet Artist Nacinimod Deodee

We are excited and honored to have Crochet Artist Nacinimod Deodee at our store Thursday, April 5th from 6-8pm. Nacinimod will be giving an Artist Talk "Hooked - The Anatomy of a Stitch". We first learned about Nacinimod during the NYC Yarn Crawl in 2017 when a picture of him and several of his pieces were posted on Instagram. An impromptu fashion show was held at a yarn shop in Brooklyn called Slip Stitch Needle Craft and the organizer of the NYC Yarn Crawl happened to be there at the right moment. We are so thankful that a picture was taken and posted on Instagram!

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Mixed Media Artist Amanda Hu

Mixed Media Artist Amanda Hu

We are beyond excited to have Mixed Media Artist Amanda Hu at Knitty City. Amanda Hu will be making her debut at our store this Thursday, February 1st from 6-8pm. We invite you to experience her presentation "A Printmaker's Journey: Yarn Dying and Textile Arts."

Amanda will also be at our store all day Saturday, February 3rd to show us her gorgeous hand dyed yarns. But who is Amanda Hu? Her artist bio reads:

Amanda Hu is a New York based mixed media artist with expertise in textiles, printmaking, papermaking, and book arts. She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 after receiving her BA from Mount Holyoke College. Amanda's work explores themes of self-examination, remembrance, and family. She focuses on the intersection of meditational weaving and landscape. Her work has recently been exhibited at Albany Public Library, New York; Outlet BK Gallery, New York; David Krut Projects, New York; Kyoto Seika University, Iwakura, Kyoto, Japan; and Find & Form Space, Boston. Amanda Hu has been an artist in residence at Manhattan Graphics Center, I-Park Foundation, and the Textile Arts Center. She is currently teaching at the 92d Street Y Art Center in Manhattan and teaches a variety of workshops throughout cultural institutions in NYC including Japan Society.

After reading Amanda's artist bio, do you now understand why we are beyond excited? We cannot wait for you to meet her and for you to touch and feel her gorgeous hand dyed yarns. We would love for you to know a bit more about Amanda and did a Q and A with her. Enjoy!

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Indie Dyer Yarn Over New York

Indie Dyer Yarn Over New York

Knitty City is excited to welcome Jessie Ksanznak from Yarn Over New York this Saturday, December 16 from 11am-6pm.

Jessie held a presentation earlier this year and we were simply enamored by her happy go lucky energy. Her bold rainbow colors always lift our spirits and we are always curious what fun project Jessie is working on.

To get to know Jessie a little bit, we did a Q and A with her. 

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Indie Dyer AlexCreates

Indie Dyer AlexCreates

Knitty City is excited to once again welcome Fiber Artist and Indie Dyer Alex Reynoso from the Indie brand AlexCreates. Alex will be at the store all Saturday, December 9th from 11am-6pm.

Alex has a lot of fans and we know it's going to be a fun and colorful day having him around. 

If you didn't know already, every Saturday in November and December we have been featuring a different Indie Dyer for our 9 Indie Pop-Up events. Raffle prizes are given away with proceeds going to Heifer International. We are happy to include AlexCreates in our Indie Dyer line up.

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Indie Untangled

Indie Untangled

Knitty City is delighted to welcome the creator of Indie Untangled, Lisa Chamoff,  this coming Thursday, December 7th from 6-8pm. 

You might have heard of this exciting event in the Fall called Indie Untangled. At first quite obscure but now gaining  tremendous momentum, Indie Untangled has been yearly held on the Friday before Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival weekend. 

But what is Indie Untangled exactly? And why has it gained such tremendous momentum over the past years? Come see and meet Lisa and hear the story behind the Indie Untangled phenomena in our yarn industry.

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Indie Dyer Backyard Fiberworks

Indie Dyer Backyard Fiberworks

Knitty City is honored to welcome Indie Dyer Backyard Fiberworks this Saturday, December 2nd from 11am-6pm. The woman behind Backyard Fiberworks is Alice O'Reilly who is originally from the West Coast but now resides in Maryland.

We wanted to get a little bit more acquainted with Alice and send her some questions. It is always so interesting in hearing how somebody becomes an Indie Dyer and what inspires them!

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Indie Dyer Nooch Fiber

Indie Dyer Nooch Fiber

When Indie Dyer Nooch Fibe approached Knitty City back in 2013 with the question to carry their brand, we didn't hesitate. Until this very day, Nooch Fiber has done very well at our shop.

Many a customer fell in love with the vibrant colors of Nooch Fiber, and whenever we get a new shipment in they literally go gaga!

The creators behind Nooch Fiber are Nick and Mariana. They used to be based right around the corner from Knitty City but recently moved across the Hudson River in New Jersey. We are very happy that Nick and Mariana are part of our 9 Indie Pop-Up event and we are excited to welcome them this Saturday, November 25 from 11-6pm.

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Indie Dyer Yoshi and Lucy

Indie Dyer Yoshi and Lucy

Every Saturday in November and December we feature a different Indie Dyer and give away prizes in a raffle with proceeds going to Heifer International. 

New York City native Denise Gronda is next up in our Nine Indie Pop-Up series. Denise started her Indie Dye business called Yoshi and Lucy only a year ago and is based in Brooklyn. We first heard about Yoshi and Lucky through Lisa from Indie Untangled. 

Come see Denise and her beautiful hand dyed yarns this Saturday, November 16 from 11-6pm.

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Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.

Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.

Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. is a non-profit organization which creates fashionable handmade garments to support survivors of domestic violence. 

Sue Rock, a Brooklyn native, founded this non-profit organization in 2005. Sue shines a bright light in the lives of victims of domestic violence, bringing them joy and healing. Often times, survivors of domestic violence leave their abusive relationships with nothing other than the clothes they are wearing. Sue Rock not only provides handmade garments for them, but also teaches them the craft of the needle and textile arts.

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Indie Dyer Hub City Fibers

Indie Dyer Hub City Fibers

For nine Saturdays in November and December, Knitty City will be featuring nine different independent dyers. We will give away prizes in a raffle with proceeds going to Heifer International.

We are excited to welcome Indie Dyer Hub City Fibers to Knitty City this Saturday November 11, from 11-6pm for our Indie Pop-Up Saturdays event.

The woman behind Hub City Fibers is Lillian Peirut. She describes Hub City Fibers:

"Lillian Periut is the founder of Hubcity Fibers, an indie yarn company founded in New Brunswick, NJ. Lillian loves knitting, spinning, and hand dying yarn & fiber.  She discovered the art of knitting at 9, when she visited the public library in her hometown, Little Ferry, NJ, and librarians and town residents had a weekly knitting club. But it wasn't until college that Lillian started to delve into other fiber-related crafts like spinning and dying yarn. HubCity Fiber's color ways are inspired by everyday life, famous paintings, and travels."

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