The best knitting groups
Mon Mar 8 2010
Organizer Megan Canning started this diverse group as a way to meet other knitters and “create a supportive community for one another.” Members meet from 5 to 7pm the last Sunday of every month at Bar Olivino (905 Fulton St at Clinton Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn; 718-857-7952). Knitters of all skill levels are welcome, and the group is mostly comprised of young women, with the occasional cameo by a guy knitter. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knit Prospect Heights
For six years, this 250-member-strong group has been meeting the third Sunday of every month at Freddy’s Bar (485 Dean St at Sixth Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-622-7035, freddysbackroom.com) and the second Tuesday of every month at Prospect Perk Caf (183 Sterling Place at Flatbush Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-783-7375, prospectperkcafe.com). The two-hour sessions last from 7 to 9pm, and when the weather’s nice, the group will sometimes migrate to Prospect Park. There is a $1 suggested donation per meetup. For more info, visit meetup.com/knitph.
This Queens knitting group meets every Tuesday from 6 to 9pm at Manducatis Rustica (4635 Vernon Blvd between 46th Rd and 47th Ave, Long Island City, Queens; 718-937-1312). Blogger Melissa Wehrle has made many friends through this intimate group of a dozen or so knitters. “It’s easy to run into someone you know every time you come,” she says. For more info, visit groups.yahoo.com/group/LICknit2.
Sit 'n’ Knit NYC
Founded in 2006 by Anne-Marie Kavulla, this 1,000-member-plus knitting group meets four to six times a month at various Manhattan venues, ranging from bars and restaurants to parks and public atria. The average meetup consists of 15 or so knitters; all skill levels are welcome. For more info, visit meetup.com/sitnknitnyc.