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Michael Richman, Owner & Operator, The Knitty Gritty NYC


853 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY, 10031
United States


The Knitty Gritty NYC the home of my custom knitwear shop.  I create custom, one of a kind knitwear accessories, apparel, as well as custom dyed yarns.  I also offer a gallery of stitches for knitters looking for inspiration, private in person knitting lessons in New York as well as other knitting resources through my personal knitting blog.



My blog chronicles my numerous knitting projects and my pursuit for more knitting knowledge.  To go where no self-taught, male, gay, culturally jewish, professional dancing, opera singing knitter has ever gone before!  I love saturated colors, mustaches and beards, boots, soft yarn, cute men, abstract & pop art, and  

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Plan your project lest ye regret it - Fundamentals

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The main purpose of this blog is to warn beginning knitters of all the things I wasn't warned about when I started knitting.  You could call me an, 'I don't want you to make the same mistakes I made' kind of educator.  So trust me when I tell you this part is tedious.  But it is also SOOOOO worth the time you spend.  How you plan your project can make or break not only the final outcome of your project but your enjoyment for the process itself!  

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Herringbone Stitch

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 I've stared at numerous stitches and projects as potential inspiration for what this yarn deserved and after awhile they all started looking the same!  Until I discovered a beautiful pattern on another knitting blog,  A Herringbone Cowl. It was love at first sight....knitting wise. (John my partner understands...right honey?)  I immediately rallied my energy to test this stitch out and I was pleasantly surprised by the out come.

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First Blog Realness

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Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.
— Elizabeth Zimmermann

     So, I’ve been racking my brain trying to narrow down introducing myself to the blogosphere, particularly in regards to knitting, which is what this site is focused on.  I’ve never been a blogger myself but I’ve looked for recipes online that are hosted by blogs. I scan through the junk that typically pervades the information I’m trying to get to.  I don’t ultimately care that apple pancakes take you back to that time when you were 8 and you skinned your knee in an orchard and the family dog licked your face as your family held you and told you it would all be ok, etc. etc. 

     With that in mind, this first blog is an open-ended question to anyone who cares to read this.  I’m by no means an expert on knitting but what I am interested in is learning and sharing that information to others.  My history as a teacher has a need to pass on the skills I acquire and I want to know from you.  What do you YOU want to know more about in regards to knitting?  All the information I’ve gathered over the years has been self-taught with my own twist of tips gained out of my own quirky necessities.  However, I want to learn more and I want to share that with interested readers such as you.  I’m not here to pour my life story out to you and relate it to a Lemon Merengue Pie, I want to facilitate discussion and conversation since when I DO look for recipes, for example, I immediately scroll to the comments section to see what people who tried it have to say about it.

     So please, feel free to make this place a platform to ask your questions and I will do my best to either answer myself or find someone who does know the answer.

Welcome and lets get started!