LUXURY YARNS & PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
*** EKW COVID-19 POLICY ***
With the opening of retail shops for curbside pickups, we are officially back in business. While we are not yet able to welcome you back into the shop (we are working on plans to make this happen safely as soon as we are allowed) we are on-call for your needs! Email continues to be the most effective way to communicate with me. I am alone at the shop and while working to fill orders. I do not always make it to the phone. I am prompt in responding to emails, and am able to send photos of possible choices to assist your shopping.
We are also happy to introduce tele-help. If you are working on a project from Elgin Knit Works and you run into trouble you can email a request for tele-help. We will agree on a time to meet on Zoom and help you work through your troubles. Just email us and we will arrange an appointment.
If you need anything from us, please feel free to call or email.
Elgin Knit Works
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.