Best of L.A. -- Shopping and Services

Shopping & Services

Best Knitting Store Los Angeles 2012 

The Little Knittery

With back-to-back walls of colorful yarns, a cozy location and an inviting tagline ("You want to make things, we want to help"), it's hard to resist the Little Knittery. This charming shop is more than just a supply store, offering classes and private instruction in knitting, crocheting, needle felting, macramé and, perhaps most enticingly, drop-in project help anytime you think you've accidentally turned that hat into a scarf. Classes are conducted on a communal wooden table that anchors the intimate store, where fiber arts enthusiasts commence to knit, get project advice and gossip. Owner Julie Edwards, who opened the shop in 2005, wanted a space that reflected the personality of the new brand of knitter — young, creative and ready to learn. The Little Knittery specializes in beginners and carries yarn from Japan, Italy, Peru, Uruguay and Turkey, as well as American-made products. Small class sizes allow for one-on-one interaction, where "everybody feels comfortable and realizes that knitting is not a competitive sport," Edwards says, but rather a relaxing way to pass time. 3195 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village. (323) 663-3838,

—Liana Aghajanian

Location Info

Previous Winners

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

Search Best Of Awards

Best Of Award Graphics 2012

Now Trending