Everything you need to know about the Knitting Club


Caitlin Maughan, Opinion Editor

On May 6, the Teen Knitting Club held its first meeting. The club meets every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the Fanwood Library. 


“The first meeting went great,” Knitting Club co-founder Melanie Lowell said. “We had a few people show up and we all sat outside and spent time learning and talking together. One of the members was super excited to be there and has continued to come back and show amazing progress on her knitting projects.”


Lowell and Charlie Pollack wanted to start a welcoming and calming club through the Fanwood Library, where they work. When a co-worker suggested knitting, the Knitting Club came into fruition.


“The Knitting Club is a unique program at the library because it provides a chance for teens to connect and create their own community in a relaxed environment,” Carina DelCore, page at the Fanwood Library, said. “I think that the library has been missing a chance for teenagers specifically to make their place here, and I am so happy to have helped fill that gap.”


In the midst of a global pandemic, staying safe is a top priority; Pollack and Lowell are ensuring that all COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.


“Typical meetings include everyone on picnic blankets and towels on the front lawn of the Fanwood Library,” Lowell said. “Once everyone is working on their projects we play some fun music and just relax and talk about what is going on in our lives.”   


Lowell and Pollack encourage teens to join the Knitting Club on Thursday nights at 7:30 at the Fanwood Library; anyone who loves knitting, aspires to learn or just wants to hang out is welcome.