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This page is not updated often but fear not, it's still all happening at IKL.

So, for knitting clubs, sock clubs, lace clubs, tea parties and more yarn, books and patterns than you could cope with come on over to IKL!!!

I Knit (not just) Sock club 2012

The 2011 sock club was such a success that we're doing it all over again. This time the yarn will all be hand dyed by Gerard, I Knit or Dye. All the yarn will be luxury sock yarns and the patterns will be exclusive to club members.The club launches in May.

buy your place here>>>

I Knit or Dye lace club

I Knit Lace Club launches February 2012

The (not just)has been so popular that IKL is launching our very own I Knit or Dye Lace yarn club. The club, launching in January. For the sum of £85 you will get 100g of hand dyed lace yarn with TWO patterns in Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr 2011! One pattern will be easy, the other will be harder. We are really excited to offer this new experience of IKL and we actively encourage knitters who do not have much expereince of lace knitting to sign up as we can offer all the support you need while offering you hand dyed, goregous natural fibres accompanied by patterns you will love.

You can purchase here>>>

Amy Singer

Amy Singer, Ann Kingstone and Jan Curchin are teaching at the end of October, don't miss out on your chance to learn at one of our classes.... There is a fine selction of classes including lace, steeking, colourwork, sock, bavarian cable...

25% off last remaining classes

The venue for the classes is The Union Jack Club, opposite Waterloo Station Waterloo Road entrance. Participants of the classes can stay at the private members club for as little as £55 per night! When you book just mention that you are part of I Knit London event, they are here>>>

Join us on Saturday afternoon to meet Amy over a cup of tea and a slice of home made cake.

You can book here>>>


Archived news

- events and news items listed below have now passed, however, we leave them active for your info


Launch Party for IKL (not just) Sock Club 14 May 2011

The sock club has been a big hit, judging from the sales, and as so many of you are in or around London I realised a launch tea party might be nice. The event will be from 1pm on 14 May at the shop in Waterloo and those people who are interested in coming along can pick up their very first package. If you would like to pick up your sock club on the day please let me know by email in advance. All the other parcels will be sent by post the day before. There will be the usual tea, chatter, knitting and cake!


IKL (not just) Sock Club

I am so excited to finally bring you this new sock club. We had the idea, back in the old days, that we should do a sock club that offered more than just socks and it's taken me until now to get it together enough in my head to put it out there. We've got super yarns by world class dyers offering us exclusive colours...read more here>>>

award winning p/hoppers

Crafternoon tea for p/hop and MSF Saturday 16 April 1pm-5pm

The first crafternoon tea of 2011 is a pre easter affair to help the award winning (!) p/hop reach there target of £25,000. They are a mere 5% away from that target. There'll be tea, caft, knitting, chatting, as usual. Please feel welcome to bake a cake and bring it as this is how we raise money - selling it per slice for a suggested donation. There'll also be a raffle and hopefully some of you will bring patterns of your own creative to offer to other knitters who can then donate money Per Hours Of Pleasure.

Alice Starmore

Alice Starmore I Knit Weekender Exclusive

The UK's premier knitting designer will join us at the I Knit Weekender for the second consecutive year. Alice's stunning books Fisherman's Sweaters and Aran Knitting are republished in September and will be available at the Weekender, along with Alice's Celtic Knotwork workshop.




Crafternoon Tea Party - 26 June from midday

To raise funds for Mencap we are having another crafternoon tea party! The Make and Bake tea party is during the Learning Disability Week. The invitation is open to all, please feel free to bake a cake and bring it along, the cakes will then be sold per slice - the more cake the better! There will be some exciting announcements made about who will be joining us so please put the date in your diary and get your cake recipe books out! We will also be raffling a shawl handknitted by Emily Blades from a pattern by Marleen van der Vorst using yarn from Easy Knits.

treasure hunt

I Knit London Treasure Hunt

The 2010 treasure hunt is on 12 June. We are so excited, we love this event. There will be some brilliant surprises on the course of the hunt which will have a bingo theme this year! Read more here>>>>

design competition

I Knit Design Competition

We are thrilled to be hosting this competition to promote design talent. Entry is open to all. Juding will take place at the I Knit Weekender in September 2010. email for guidelines! Three top prizes is £250, this is your chance to be the star of the show! Read more here.


I Knit Weekender 10/11 September 2010

Tickets are now onsale for the UK's biggest yarn event. We are thrilled to be hosting so much British design and teaching talent as well as lots and lots of gorgeous yarn. read more

I Knit

I Knit Mini Weekender Break

To celebrate our 4th birthday we are hosting a 2 days event of workshops at our shop in Waterloo, London. Book a class here!


Twitter and Twibe

- you can now follow the ramblings of IKL on Twitter, or join our Twibe to find fellow Twitterers just like you!

New Facebook Page

- if you're on Facebook you can now join the all-new Facebook Page, with updated events listings, a message board and hundreds of fellow IKL fans Join here>>>

Saturday Spinning

- our monthly get-together for spinners is back. Bring along your wheel or your drop-spindle and share ideas and tips or learn a few for yourself! Read more>>>>

Knitting up service

- if you're looking for something hand-knit, or if you're a knitter willing to knit for cash, our new 'knitting up' directory is the place to go! Read more>>>>

NEW Sunday Knit Roasts!

- our new Sunday afternoon pub knitting group, once a month, with all the trimmings! Read more>>>

Knits to Care and Share

Our first book!

- well, Gerard's first book...Knits to Care and Share. Pre-order a signed copy today and come and celebrate at the Wednesday and Thursday knitting nights, 3rd and 4th Dec

I Knit London knitting group

I Knit London knitting group

- the IKL knitting group is free for all. We meet every Wednesday and Thursday night at our very own knitting club, shop and sanctuary. Read more>>>

I Knit on Flickr - share your photos

I Knit on Flickr

- have you ever been to I Knit London or taken part in any of our events? Post your photos, for free, in your very own online photo gallery. Share your pics>>>

London Theatre discount

10% discount for theatregoers

- the IKL shop is only a short walk from the Old Vic, the National and the Globe. Pop in and get 10% discount with a ticket for that day's performance! Read more>>>

Wedge card

We Love Local

- you can also get 10% discount on purchases over £20 with a Wedge card. You'll also get money off at many more local shops.(T&Cs apply). Read more>>>

Kniterati knitting book group

The Kniterati book group

- London's only book group for knitters. Bring your current project along and discuss the monthly book. Heated debate, chat and knitting! Read more>>>

Time Out 1000 Things to do in London

Time Out London guides

- we are chuffed to bits to find that we have been included in Time Out's 1000 Things to do in London and their 2009 Shops and Services Guide.

Pom Pom International

Pom Pom International - a global phenomenon of yarny art!

- Amy Lamé's Pom Pom International is changing the world one pom-pom at a time. Official website>>>

I Knit free weekly e-newsletter

- the best way to keep up with what we're doing is via our free weekly e-newsletter. Knitting group venues, news, patterns and some funny stuff every Monday. Read more>>>


I Knit on VideoJug

- our old shop in Vauxhall makes an appearance on three instruction videos on Videojug: Starting a Knitting Group, Choosing Yarn and Choosing Needles. Watch>>>

tea party

Haiti Fundraiser Tea Party Saturday 23 January 1pm

IKL have been deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti last week. Please join us for a crafternoon tea party to raise money for the people of Haiti.

There will be lots of tea, cake and games. We'll also have a raffle with prizes donated by some of our favorite yarn companies. Plese feel free to bake a cake and bring it along to help raise funds. Even if you don't bring cake please do come along as there will be lots with a suggested donation per slice and per cuppa and we need your £££.

If you can not make it to the party please donate directly to the DEC or MSF.

secret santa

IKL Secret Santa Party, 10 December from 5pm

Please join us and bring a gift worth £10. Please try to stay as close to £10 as possible and ensure it is a gift that you would be happy to receive. If you would like to bring along cake, please do, IKL will provide lots of festive season nibbles.

franklin habit

Franklin Habit is back at IKL on 10 November 2009

Franklin will be with us for an evening to talk about his last book, It Itches, and his new book which is due for publication early next year. You can read all about Franklins adventure on his blog, The Panopticon.


I Knit Weekender, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September 2009

- full details now available for our two-day knitting spectacular in London, with a host of workshops, presentations, huge yarnmarket and Alice Starmore!

Leake Street

'Gritting' The Tunnel

- Join us for this collaborative project on Saturday 1st August; a one-off fusion of craft and graffiti in this unique space beneath Waterloo Station. Read more>>>>

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

The Worldwide Knit in Public Day London Treasure Hunt 2009

- Saturday 13th June: fiendish clues, knitty challenges, hunting sheep and knitting at some of London's most famous landmarks. Read more>>>

Care for a Cuppa?

- we're hosting a special tea and cake party on Saturday 16th May here at IKL with glamourous hostess Amy Lamé, lots of fun and prizes. It's free and it's to raise money for Diabetes UK. Bring (suger-free!) cakes and join us!

The Knitting in Film and Television Awards, 22nd February

- the KNIFTAs are here. Winners to be announced at a special party in London, with film screenings and more! Get your best frocks and join us! Read more >>>

Wallace and Gromit Big Tea Party

Wallace and Gromit's Great British Tea Party

- we've teamed up with the Wallace and Gromit Children's Foundation to attempt a world record - the biggest hand-knit tea cosy in the world! Read more>>>

The Great British Sheep

- our new project celebrating knitting, crochet, spinning, British wool and British sheep. Find out how you can get involved in this unique project. Read more>>>

The Ultimate Knitted Tea Party, Saturday 29th November at 3pm

- to celebrate the launch of Wild Tea Cosies by Loani Prior and Knitted Cakes by Susan Penny we will be hosting a fabulous tea party with real cakes! Read more>>>

A Stitch in Time book launch, Saturday 22nd November

- the most eagerly anticipated book of the year is almost here. Join us on 22nd November for a special event to mark the launch of A Stitch in Time...Read more>>>>

Franklin Habit

Meet Franklin Habit at I Knit London

- The Panopticon blogger will be at IKL on Thurs 13th November to launch his new book of knitting cartoons, It Itches, sign copies and chat. More details to follow.

National Knitting Week

National Knitting Week, 12th to 19th October

- the 4th National Knitting Week is almost upon us and we'll be hosting special events all week long...Sunday Knit Roast, Quiz Night, booksignings...Read more>>>

Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters

- a special by presentation and booksigning by the author and deisgner Lise-Lotte Lystrup, at IKL on Thursday 16th October, from 6pm. FREE! Read more>>>

Mens Knits

Erika Knight exclusive at I Knit London

- knitwear designer Erika Knight will be launching her newest book, Men's Knits, at IKL on Saturday 4th October with a special presentation and booksigning. Read more>>>

I Knit Day 2008

I Knit Day 2008

- the UK's newest knitting show, our very own knit party. Now confirmed...Yarn Harlot, Jane Sowerby, workshops, marketplace, entertainment and more. Read more>>>

Knit Your Own Alien! Competition

- a new conpetition for I Knit Day, open to everyone. Get creative and knit your own alien! The possibilities are endless! Read more>>>

Camp Bestival

I Knit...at Camp Bestival (July 18-20)

- we're thrilled to be running the knitting tent at this year's Camp Bestival. Join us and The Great British Sheep. We're next to the WI Tea Tent! Official website>>>

UK Stitch n Bitch Day 2007

UK Stitch 'n Bitch Day 2007

- our first ever knitting show saw hundreds of knitters, workshops, entertainment and a big party, with guest of honour Debbie Stoller. Read more>>>

Knit a River

Knit a River

- our campaign with WaterAid, to raise awareness of the 1.1 billion people without access to safe water. A unique knitting project and a world first. Read more>>>

The Gentle Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket

Crafternoon Tea with Jane Brocket

- On Saturday 20th October 2007 we hosted a tea party to launch Jane Brocket's gorgeous book The Gentle Art of Domesticity. Read more>>>