Knitting: More Than Just a Hobby at The Summit Area YMCA

Knitting isn’t just about creating beautiful pieces of art; it's about crafting stories, weaving friendships, and stitching communities closer together. At the YMCA, we're fostering such connections, one stitch at a time!

Ever wondered why knitting and crocheting are gaining popularity among adults? Beyond the satisfaction of creating something with your own hands, these hobbies have incredible benefits:

  • Therapeutic Influence: The repetitive motions of knitting can be meditative, leading to reduced stress and a clearer mind.

  • Brain Boost: Keeping those fingers and minds nimble, crafting is often linked to improved cognitive functions and a lowered risk of cognitive decline.

  • Social Butterfly Effect: Joining a club, like our YMCA Knitting Club, allows you to meet people from all walks of life, forging bonds over shared passions.


Curious about joining? No need to be a pro! Whether you've been knitting for decades or can't tell a knit stitch from a purl, our doors at the Springfield Community Pool are open to all. Not only will you perfect your skills, but you’ll also find yourself amidst a supportive community, making every meeting a heartwarming experience.

Knitting is more than just a pastime; it's a lifeline to creativity, relaxation, and community. At the SAY, we believe in nurturing these connections. So, grab those needles, pick your yarn, and join us in crafting memories!


Knitting Club


9/15/2023 - 12/8/2023
Fri. | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Questions? Contact:


Program Coordinator

(908)273-3330 Ext. 1161





In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.