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Images from Harriet’s Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana

Harriet's Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana

Harriet’s Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana

When it comes to knitting, crocheting, and the items you need to do it, Harriet’s Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana should rank high on your list. My family and I were flabbergasted by the sheer quantity and variety of yarns. I am not a knitter, but I still couldn’t believe the different textures and colors available.

Inside Harriet’s Knit Knook

Harriet's Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana

Harriet’s Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana

It’s a wonderfully well-lit shop. There are tall and short shelves, bins, and baskets with one thing in common: yarns. Our boys were actually entertained by looking at all the pretty colors but, as it is with younger children, they also wanted to feel all of the yarns. While I don’t blame them, the yarns here look so soft and inviting, that’s probably not the best thing for kids to do. So, my husband, Jeremy, took our boys outside the shop while I finished up.

I am not a knitter. While it is a skill that I have always wanted to learn, I just haven’t made it that far yet. When I was in sixth grade, my paternal grandmother wanted to teach me how to crochet. Or was it knitting? By now, I just can’t remember–but she could do both, and very well. She knitted and crocheted Barbie clothing for me as well as afghans.

Going to her house was always extra fun because she had a Barbie that she used for fitting purposes–so it was like having access to a new doll each time. I was all about Barbies. But I digress. At that time, I just wasn’t interested. It was just a couple years after that that she passed away, so I never reached the age where I would have had the attention span, or the desire, to learn. I really regret that.

But, fortunately for folks close enough to Madison, they can learn the skills they didn’t learn from their parents or grandparents. At Harriet’s Knit Knook, there are classes and workshops. There could be a class on basic tatting, spinning, short row summer socks, and goodness knows what else. There is always something going on here. In fact, a group of year-round knitters meet together on Thursdays to chat and knit.

Madison Knit Shop

Harriet's Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana

Harriet’s Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana

This Madison, Indiana shop holds everything you need to get the project started (or finished) as well as various workshops to help you hone your skills–or learn a new one. When making your Indiana travel plans, you will want to add this town, and this shop, to your itinerary.

Do you want to see the latest yarns? How about notice of unique workshops? Or maybe you would just like to see some hilarious knitting-related comics and posts? Then you should head on over and follow Harriet’s Knit Knook on Facebook right now.

I’d love to hear about what you have made using yarn from this Jefferson County knitting shop. Please tell me your latest accomplishment in the comments below.

Images from Harriet’s Knit Knook in Madison, Indiana

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Harriet’s Knit Knook
103 E Main Street
Madison, IN 47250
Monday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*Thursday Sip ‘n Knit: 1:00 PM – 3:00ish PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
As always, please call ahead to verify hours before making a special trip.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

One Comment

  1. Kola March 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Sadly, i don’t knit anymore BUT if i do pick it up again, at least i know a good place to get supplies : )

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