Knitting is a popular pastime believed to have originated in the Middle East. It spread to Europe via the trade routes, and the first knitting guilds only welcomed men.
Today, knitting stores throughout the United States offer fun classes and everything you need to yard and darn your way through your pinned crafting projects. Store around Lisle include:
The Knitting Pot
Established in 2013, The Knitting Pot is a cozy shop full of colorful, high-quality yarns. Owner Yasna is a Chilean textile designer who has knitted clothing for both children and adults. Her knowledge of fibers is impressive, and she enjoys helping her customers with their projects.
Whether you’d like to learn how to knit or just want to enhance your skills, Yasna has a class for you. Year-round choices include Beginning Knitting and Next Step: Hats, Cowls, and Mittens. Each session is capped at two to four students so everyone can get the individual attention needed to learn.
Knitche focuses on the unique needs of the hand knitter, crocheter, and spinner. Shoppers find a wide variety of yarns, needles, and patterns, along with a knowledgeable staff that’s eager to help.
Throughout the week, you can take fun classes such as Knitting Basics, Knit in the Round, and Speed Knitting. Afterward, students can enjoy a cup of coffee at the on-site coffeehouse.
String Theory Yarn Company
String Theory is a quaint shop that offers nature’s warmest, finest, and softest fibers, including yarns that come from such far away places as Uruguay. The shop’s quality selection also includes patterns and stitch markers.
The staff offers classes for all skill levels, and the offerings may vary from month to month. Choices include Knit 101, Knitting on a Timeline, and Best Ever Fitting Sweater.
After a day of enhancing your knitting skills, come home to Marq on Main. Contact us today and we would be happy to give you a tour.Back to all posts