Elgin Knit Works is a yarn store with a vintage urban feel located in historic downtown Elgin, in a building dating to 1872 . Established in 2012, Elgin Knit Works is evolving and always looking to bring in 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. While EKW carries a wide variety of yarns, we make it a point to carry American made yarns as well as a variety of companies that are fair trade and non-profit including Kraemer, Manos del Uruguay and Frog Tree.
Shopkeepers Betsy and Linda are both retired teachers who have a passion for knitting and helping others. While EKW has a traditional class schedule that changes every few months, we have also developed a curriculum of skill building classes. These classes are offered on a private or semi-private basis to ensure success and scheduling of classes is flexible.