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
A group for men who knit, 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 2:00 PM
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
Open Knit Night, Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Kelly Girls | Website
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM at Julius Meinl, 3601 N Southport
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
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.
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
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.
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 Tuesday of every month, Fremont Public Library in Mundelein; open knit and crochet, guest speakers and demonstrations, and knit and crochet lessons
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