Stephen West

We’ve got lots of Very Important Knitting People (VIKP, don’t you know?) visiting us soon. Of course, everyone who knits is important, (this goes without saying, no?) but we have some special knitting visitors coming from far and wide! Those of you still in London in August can ignore that silly circus in Stratford; we’ve got Stephen West coming to Islington! Join us on Saturday the 11th from 2-4pm. Stephen will be unveiling his latest Mystery KAL (knit-along shawl pattern), signing books, previewing WestKnits Four and chatting!   This mystery Kal has almost 1500 people knitting it right now! Stephen …

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Ysolda is wearing Orchid Theif

We’ve  got some great classes and workshops coming up this Autumn. As well as our usual assortment of beginners, learners and advanced classes we have added specialist workshops focused on particular techniques and held by well know knitters. This weekend Ysolda Teague is teaching two sweater fitting workshops , September 17th and 18th. There are still a few places left on each day! Ysolda will be signing books all weekend and we are giving 10% off on any yarn bought to make one of her projects. We are also hosting the launch and book signing for Best in Show: Cats  …

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A new workshop has just gone up on our classes list.  Lucinda Guy, author of Crochet Designs for Girls and Boys,  and Northern Knits, will teach how to make authentic Scandinavian mittens using the traditional Swedish twined knitting technique. Lucinda will teach Tvaandsstickat, or ‘two-ended’ knitting, where the knitter uses both ends of the same ball of yarn and then twists the two yarns after each stitch, producing a uniform fabric of double thickness. This fabric which is smooth, firm, and less elastic than conventional knitting makes an ideal base for embroidery and is particularly suited to making mittens and …

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