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Store Hours

Sun: 10:00-4:00
Mon: Closed
Tues: Closed
Wed: 1:00-7:00
Thurs: 10:00-4:00
Fri: 10:00-4:00
Sat: 10:00-4:00


Easter, Mother’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas & the day after, and New Years Day.

*** Please Note – The shop will be closed February 1 – 6, reopening February 7 ***

Welcome to Elgin Knit Works!  We’re a specialty yarn store with a vintage urban feel located in historic downtown Elgin. Our cozy building located at 8 Douglas in Downtown Elgin dates back to 1872 and is sure to wrap you in warmth!  Since the shop opened in 2012, we’ve been dedicated to constantly evolving and bringing in exciting new yarns and fibers. Our focus on supporting independent artists is reflected in our selection of yarn bowls, project bags, stitch markers, shawl pins and unique gifts.

We are Betsy and Linda, the shopkeepers at Elgin Knit Works, both retired teachers who have a passion for knitting and helping others. We’ve developed a vast curriculum of knitting classes to help you build basic knitting skills or take on more difficult projects. We offer our classes on a private or semi-private basis and scheduling of class times is flexible to fit the needs of your schedule.


These beautiful pieces were all made in classes at Elgin Knit Works!

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Elgin Knit Works
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Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Knit Works