Knitting isn’t just for grandmas and geriatrics anymore, and this colorful retail studio hybrid is proof. Gaining inspiration from regular trips to yarn shows in Italy, owners Laura Eackloff and Goldie Axelrod line the shop walls with sweaters that reflect what is currently on the runways and in fashion magazines, as well as next year’s forecasted trends. Aside from the inspiring decor, customer service reigns supreme here. The staff will hold your hand through a project every step of the way, from ensuring that cast-on edge is nice and neat; to helping finish seams so they look professional and handmade, not homemade; to even creating a custom pattern for you (free with purchase of yarn). Beginners should opt for private lessons ($60 per hour), which promise to teach you the basics of knitting in only an hour.
|Venue name:||Gotta Knit||Contact:|
14 E 34th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed noon–6pm; Thu noon–7pm; Sun 11am–4pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq|