knit1 Joins Forward Chicago!!


Knit 1 logo

Walk into ‘knit1’ and immediately you wonder, “Haven’t I been here before?”


There is giant table in the middle of the room. People are gathered around. Someone is holding a baby. You are instantly welcomed. Smiles that are real. On the walls are bins of natural fibers for knitting and crochet. Every color imaginable. You think, “If they don’t have it, I probably didn’t want it in the first place.” Then that feeling of having been here before. And you realize why. It’s because knit 1 is more like a community center than a store.

It is every warm neighbors kitchen table you know. It is he neighborhood store of an earlier time. If you knit or crochet, you need to drop by today. If you don’t, you might want to think about taking it up. Because what they do here really isn’t about “customer service.” Those words don’t really describe it. What they do here is invite you in to a community. As warm as a brilliantly colored hand knit sweater. Whether you are a beginner or have been knitting or crocheting your whole life. The feeling around their table is: Welcome! We’re glad you’re here!”




3823 North Lincoln




Chicago, IL 60612


Forward Chicago, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, envisions our neighborhoods as model communities for people of all ages, where residents can age in place while remaining active, engaged and influential.