The best knitting groups

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  • Knit Prospect Heights

  • Sit 'n' Knit NYC


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

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, and the second Tuesday of every month at Prospect Perk Caf (183 Sterling Place at Flatbush Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-783-7375, 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

LIC Knit
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

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

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