Elgin Knit Works will be closed from 2:00pm on Sunday, June 30th through Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Holiday.

We will reopen with our normal hours on Friday, July 5th.

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10 Douglas Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120

Store Hours

Mon closed
Tues closed
Wed 1-6
Thu 10-4
Fri 10-4
Sat 10-4
Sun 10-4

Upcoming Classes & Events

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Learn to Knit / Beginning Knit

If you have never held needles before or you are just looking to further your skills, join us for this ongoing class. Yarn must be purchased at EKW and projects need to be pre-approved.

$35 per session
Every Wednesday 1:30 – 3:30

Use the button links above to let us know you want to attend!

More Classes & Events

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Tolsta Tee-Summer KAL

The Tolsta Tee is a perfect basic raglan t-shirt that can be the canvas for all of your creative ideas. The pattern includes the instructions for the tee, plus an extra document with resources on how to customize the Tolsta to your liking. Will you make solid, multi or stripes? With eyelets or embroidery? Knitters have at least 8 different yarns to choose from each with endless amounts of colors. Here is how it works. We choose the pattern and designate the yarn then provide all the help you need to complete the project. Join us Fridays and/or Sundays from 10:00 – 1:00 starting on May 31. No need to sign up, just stop in and select your yarn and we will help get you started.
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Gift Certificates Available

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Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for that special knitter, crocheter or fiber artist! Available in any dollar amount, we can send a physical or digital certificate.

Give us a call at 847.627.4700 or send an email ( to order yours today!

Digital Gift Certificates are available for those last-minute gifts!

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Knitting, crocheting, and spinning supplies as well as knitting lessons.

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The perfect summer scarf has arrived. Riptide is knit tip to tip, Increases are worked on the RS row throughout. The neat smooth edges envelop strips of simple increases and decreases producing a chain like textured pattern that rips through the stocking stitch. Check out our selection of summer yarns available to make this scarf. ... See MoreSee Less
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Everyone needs a Highland Cow in their life! These cuties are fun to make and will make you smile when you see them. The kit comes with everything you need to make two Highland Cows, Clothes as well as a bunny toy to put in the pocket of the dungarees. Finished off with a cow bell. 9” SHOE KITThis accessory kit makes several pairs of shoes and even a pair of socks. The shoes will fit on all the 9” animals (Dog & Cat kits coming soon). The kit includes the pattern and yarn to make:Doc MartinsHiking BootsSaddle Shoes& Socks ... See MoreSee Less
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Available in fingering or DK these hot colors won’t stay around long. Email or txt if you want us to save one for you or send one your way. ... See MoreSee Less
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Coastland is a summer tee inspired by the sandy, rocky landscape found on the coastal beaches of Maine. It features a textured eyelet slip stitch pattern with a fun, subtle pop of contrasting color, making it a lovely summer top that you can layer over a tank or camisole.There are video tips and tutorials on knitting this garment available for this pattern. ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us on Wednesday, June 19 (5-7pm) for a fun evening to celebrate hand knit/crochet chickens! Bring your chicken and show her off. (chicken not required to join us for the evening) There will be prizes, discounts & fun. ... See MoreSee Less
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