Knitting Around Town

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Knitting Groups

Below you’ll find a list of recurring knitting events in the Chicago area. The list includes open knitting at area shops, recurring knit-in-public events, and SnB-type groups. If you know of a group or event that you think should be added to the list, email us.

If you are on Ravelry, you can check this forum to find other groups meeting in your area.
Also, check with your local yarn shop for knitting groups at the shop or in the neighborhood.

Chicago – Downtown and Loop

Stitches in Britches | Website | Ravelry

A group for men who knit, 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 2:00 PM

Knit Together at Loopy Yarns | Website | Ravelry

Men’s Knit/ Crochet, 5:30 – 8:30 PM Mondays

Sweater Workshop, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Mondays

Lunch Brunch, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Thursdays

Knit Night, 5:30 – 9:00 PM Fridays

West Loop SnB | Website

1st Tuesday, 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 6:00 PM
Café Ciao, 939 W Madison Street

Chicago – North

Lincoln Park, Uptown, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Ravenswood

Sister-Arts Studio | Website | Ravelry

Open Knit Night, Thursdays, 6:30 PM

Kelly Girls | Website

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM at Julius Meinl, 3601 N Southport

Bistro Knits

4th Tuesday of the month, 7-9 pm, Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 60613. There is a parking lot on the corner of Byron and Lincoln.

Chicago – Northwest

Wicker Park, Logan Square, Lincoln Square, Edgebrook, Irving Park

WCKG Monthly Meeting at Sulzer Library | Website | Ravelry

3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:45 – 8:55 PM

Knit-In at Panera Bread

Tuesdays, except Guild meeting nights, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Members now meet at Panera Bread across from the former Borders Cafe.
Lincoln Village Shopping Center, 6059 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Windy City HandSpinning Guild

Monthly Meeting – Second Wednesday of every month from 6-9 pm
Please note: We are in the process of finding a new location in Chicago to have our meetings.  Please check back shortly as we will post our new location as soon as we have one.

The Sweatshop Of Love | Website | Email

Classes are held at New Wave Coffee at 2557 N Milwaukee Ave/3103 W Logan Blvd

Lincoln Square SnB | Website

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Starbucks, 4558 N Kedzie Ave

Chicago Knits Knit-In-Public | Website

Knitting for All Ages Club

Every Wednesday at 6 pm at the Logan Square Branch of the Chicago Public Library
3030 W. Fullerton, Chicago.  phone 312-744-5295

Logan Square Logan2Knits | Website

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, New Wave Coffee, 2557 N Milwaukee

Wicker Park SnB | Website

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Chicago Knitters Unite! | Website

Woolly Lamb Yarn Studio

Open Knitting Tuesdays from 1-3 pm and Thursdays from 6-8 pm
6007 N. Nina Ave., Chicago.  773-631-6208

Brickyard Knitting | Website

Chicago – South

Southside SnB | Website | Ravelry

Mondays, 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Hyde Park Art Center

Hyde Park Knitting Guild | Email

New guild host is the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell Ave.
Meet fourth Sunday of the month, 2-4 pm.


Crocheters of the Lakes (a chapter of the Crochet Guild of America) in Grayslake

2nd Monday of every month at 6 pm at the  State Bank of the Lakes in Grayslake – $3 for visitors and $15 for annual membership.

Knit/Crochet at Mosaic Yarn Studio | Website | Ravelry

2nd & 4th Thursday of every month, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Knit/Crochet Night at Knitche | Website

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 PM, 5221 Main St., Downers Grove
2nd Thursday of month – charity knitting

Mundelein Knit and Crochet Studio

3rd Thursday of every month, Fremont Public Library in Mundelein; open knit and crochet, guest speakers and demonstrations, and knit and crochet lessons | Website | Facebook | Pinterest

Needlework a la Nuit, Cook Library, Libertyville

1st Monday of every month at 7 pm  – free needlework, knitting, and crocheting get-togethers!

Nifty Knitters in Libertyville

3rd Monday of every month at 7 pm; McDonalds, 1330 N. Milwaukee Avenue; free knitting sessions and lessons

North Suburban Knitting Meetup Group | Website

StitchCraft Knitting Circle Oak Park | Website

Oak Park SnB | Website

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Eastgate Café, 102 Harrison St, Oak Park

South Suburban SnB in Tinley Park | Website

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 10:00 PM, Panera Bakery, Harlem Ave

Lake County KTog Meetup in Libertyville

Every Tuesday at 7 pm, Panera Bread, 832 S Milwaukee Ave,

Lake County KTog Meetup in Waukegan | Website

1st Tuesday, 3rd Thursday of every month

“In the Loop”  at Unraveled Yarn Shop | Website

A free sit & stitch on the first Sunday of each month 100 N. Main Street, Wauconda, IL

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