The Shop’s HomeEKW


Store Hours

Wed 1-6
Fri & Sat 10-4
Thu, Sun by appt.



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


We are excited to finally open Elgin Knit Works! Our hours are limited for the time being and we do have a few guidelines to help keep everyone safe.
– Masks will be required
– Limit of two customers at a time
– Assistance on projects will have to be via tele-help. At this time we cannot offer help that requires close contact.

Wednesday,Friday & Saturday: 10-4
Thursday & Sunday: By Appointment
Email & Txt orders: Everyday

We are  happy to offer 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, text or email.

Elgin Knit Works
847-627-4700 shop phone
847-440-5022 text message

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!

Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Knit Works Classes
Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Knit Works
Elgin Knit Works