Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Join a community of knitters (or crocheters) at the library! Grab your needles and yarn, and make your way to a library group near you.

Don't be shy if you are new to the craft - all experience levels are welcome. There are even opportunities to use your talent for a good cause!

Alicia Ashman Library
Monthly on 1st and Third Wednesdays
6:30-8:30pm | December 20, 2017 - December 19, 2018

Come join the community of crocheters at Alicia Ashman Library each first and third Wednesday of the month. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll enjoy the camaraderie of sharing an evening with other crocheters. See what others are working on, get advice from other crocheters, learn new techniques, and share your own work.

Lakeview Library
Weekly on Wednesdays
6:00-8:00pm | January 3, 2018 - May 30, 2018

Drop in knitting! Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Pinney Library
Monthly on 1st Thursday
6:30-8:30pm | January 4, 2018 - December 6, 2018

Knitting for charity. Assistance is available for those wishing to learn to knit or to improve skills. Yarn is provided.

Sequoya Library
Weekly on Tuesdays
1:00-4:00pm | December 26, 2017 - April 10, 2018

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in and share tips, or get advice! 

Check the calendar for a complete look at knitting and crochet groups at a library near you.

Books to Spark Your Love of Knitting

Debbie Macomber has several fiction and non-fiction books that will speak to the knitter in you, especially the Back on Blossom Street series. 

Knitting Lace is an older non-fiction book that takes 91 motifs from a 19th-century lace sampler and makes the patterns accessible for knitters of all levels. A truly fascinating book for those who like a little history with their knitting.

Cast Off, Bind Off will help you find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project. Detailed instructions for each technique are combined with step-by-step photography. At-a-glance charts identify the best cast on or bind off for various types of knitting.

Elizabeth Zimmermann is known in the knitters circle. Her patterns are classic. You won't find photographic instructions here, but you'll come away with plenty of advice, anecdotes, and lessons that will inspire you to be a better knitter. 

Find more knitting books, both fiction and non-fiction, in the library catalog