A-MAJOR-KNITWORK is a major yarn shop for all your knitting and crocheting needs.  The shop sells the latest high-fashion yarns alongside high-quality basic yarns, and offers a large selection of needles, accessories, books, leaflets, and buttons.  The owners offer custom charting services and technical help. 
WIFI is available.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and join our Ravelry Group.

The shop is a perfect spot in the heart of the San Fernando Valley where a skein of yarn becomes a-major-knit wearable, snuggable, or giftable.

We are grateful that you continue to support our local yarn shop. We don't just sell materials. We're also here with instruction, technical support, and friendship. Studies have shown that knitting and crocheting are good for your mental health, so we provide excellent therapy too!

We're located near Lake Balboa Birmingham High School on the SE corner of Balboa and Vanowen in a strip shopping center behind the Jack-in-the-Box. There is plenty of parking and easy freeway access to both the Ventura (101) and San Diego (405) freeways.

Shop hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

After hours by appointment

Great Classes and a
Wonderful Marketplace
Just a reminder that the shop will be CLOSED on Friday
while we take a class and go shopping.

The shop will be OPEN:
Tues. and Thurs. 12 - 7
Wed. 11-5
Sat. 10-4


It is with mixed emotions that we announce our retirement
and closing of our shop.


A-Major-Knitwork’s mission was always about having a space to share our love of our craft with knitters and crocheters who share our passion. It sounds simple, but it was what we wanted. We knew that our type of business would never make us rich, financially, but the rewards of building a very large extended family are worth millions. Our lease is up December 31, 2019. The owners of the building will allow us to stay until January 31, 2020, if the unit is not rented.

We hope that this will be the best Holiday Season that we have ever had. There are a few new yarns and products on order. There is still lots of time to reorder sweater quantities of some of your favorite yarns. We have already started sales to reduce the inventory. We will have samples for sale, too.

Do not be sad. This is a choice made to allow us time to pursue other creative paths. We want to stop living at the shop and work at joining social knitting groups, taking classes, and, this may sound silly, going on the L.A. County Yarn Crawl, 2020.

Retirement lets us reboot and connect with what we love about yarn and walk away from the chores of managing a retail business, the computer issues, and social media. Retirement may be an ending, but it is also a new beginning.


Let's start with socks.
The 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month: 1PM - 3PM or 4:30PM - 6:30PM

January - February sock:
socks are perfect for new sock knitters because of the heavier yarn and classic construction.
Rye Light
is a basic sock in fingering weight yarn.
Both patterns are sized for the whole family.

This is a traditional sock - a top down sock with a flap and turn heel - loads of basic beginner techniques to learn.
Cost: $65.00 for 2 hours of instructions
Yarn must be purchased at the shop.

The first hour covers everything you need to get started.
The second hour is additional instruction for those who are ready to move to the next step of the pattern. We offer flexible scheduling for second hour.
Pay for the whole class now, and schedule the second Thursday hour when you are ready for the next step.

Each month Mindy will start a new class. Each sock pattern is chosen to teach new sock-making techniques.
Join us each month, or create your own adventure. Mindy will design a class with your requests.
Call us for more information.
Cost: $65.00 for 2 hours of instructions

Call to reserve your spot. (818) 787-2659 Space is limited.



Brioche knitting is a family of knitting patterns involving tucked stitches, i.e., yarn overs that are knitted together with a slipped stitch from the previous row.

BEBEB is a basic 2-color brioche scarf with beautiful edges, designed by Nancy Marchant and shown in Berroco Ultra Wool.
Want to use a fingering weight yarn? We recommend the
BYBERRY SCARF, designed by Lisa Meyers and shown in Manos del Uruguay FINO and FINO-MINIS.



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