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2255 N. Triphammer Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607)277-1164
E-Mail: [email protected]

In December 2005, Hickory bought the yarn shop formerly named “Knitting Machines Etc” located on Mitchell Street in Ithaca and renamed it “Knitting Etc.” With her experience in knitting and teaching, Hickory is excited to welcome both returning and new customers with expanded store hours. Our goal is to

Make you a better knitter and keep you knitting.

We will keep bringing new yarns and accessories of the best quality to the store, and the latest knitting trends on our web site and newsletter. We have classes for knitters of all abilities to improve their skills.

In May 2006, Knitting Etc moved to Triphammer Mall at the Triphammer Road exit on Route 13. In this new 1000-square foot, fully climate controlled space with many cafes and restaurants nearby, we strive to provide you a friendly and comfortable environment to shop and knit. Our staff is full of energy and new ideas to help you finish your projects successfully. Come visit us… and bring your knitting, of course!

Meet the Owner

Hickory O’Brien Lee learned to knit when she was Hickory O’Brien and attended the former Waldorf School of the Finger Lakes in Ithaca. She re-discovered her passions in knitting as a young adult and hasn’t put down her needles since.

Hickory spent countless hours knitting while watching Netflix movies or listening to (usually overdue) books on tape from the library. Hickory worked and taught knitting classes at a yarn shop for several years before deciding to take on her own store in December 2005.

She’d love to hear from other knitters at [email protected].