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Knitty City

208 W. 79th St., New York, NY 10024 40.783219 -73.978621
nr. Amsterdam Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-787-5896 Send to Phone

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    8 out of 10


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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Art Supplies
Photo by Jed Egan

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Wed-Thu, 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm; Mon, 11am-6pm; Tue, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 79th St.

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Art Supplies


After years of working in the vintage wholesale business, knitting hobbyist Pearl Chin opened Knitty City in 2006, a spacious shop that has a comfy sofa chair in the front and a big table in the back where crafters gather throughout the day. The friendly, community-oriented store is open late for evening classes—often based around a monthly theme, such as lace, purse and bag, or kids and baby—and special groups, including a men's, kids', and (non knitting-specific) book club. Knitty City also welcomes knitting authors and designers every other week and plays host to special events, like Vogue Knitting's 25th-anniversary party. In stock are cotton, cashmere, imported, and sock yarns, as well as needles and accessories, a large selection of instructional books, and buttons both new and vintage. If you ask, Chin will show you her hidden collection of vintage kimono silks and ribbons, also for sale.