7453 W Madison
Forest Park, IL 60130

Sat (July 27): 11am - 6pm
Sun (July 28): 11am - 5pm
Mon: 12pm - 4pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11am - 6pm
Thu: 11am - 9pm
Fri: 11am - 6pm
Sat (Aug 3): 11am - 6pm
Sun (Aug 4): 12pm - 4pm

Get to know Knit nirvana

1. What is your favorite part of the Chicago Yarn Crawl?

I love the enthusiasm that the Chicago Yarn Crawl brings. Everyone who makes the rounds is a fiber enthusiast and their excitement is so infectious.  

2. How long have you been in business and how did you get started?

Knit Nirvana opened in 2012. Before that I worked at Tangled Web in Oak Park for five years. I was bereft when it closed and missed my knitting community. Once my kids went off to college I started thinking about what I would do with all of my spare time and energy and I realized that my heart was in a yarn store.  

3. What makes your shop unique?

I love love love the people who hang out at Knit Nirvana. We are a friendly, inclusive group. We strive to present a deep variety of fibers and yarn weights and always meet our customers with a welcoming hello. We are here to help.   

4. What is your favorite part of being an LYS owner?

I find it very gratifying to help people with their knitting. I think knitting is the best thing in the world, so I welcome opportunities to share what I have learned and to help others enjoy the creative spark and meditative satisfaction that I’ve found.  


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