Come see it Unravel….into awesomeness


I am absolutely delighted that I was invited to take part in the first ever Unravel event organised by an enthusiastic  team behind the New in the Old City project.

There will be fiberistic activities for the family to enjoy.

I will be leading Learn to Knit sessions on Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm.

Follow @TheDKC as I’ll be unravelling the awesomeness at Cow’s Lane.


I <3 Ravelry


I love Ravelry.  It is an online resource for knitters and crocheters.  From organising projects and yarn stash to researching patterns and yarn from an awesome database, I am sometimes overwhelmed by the Ravelry experience.

For social networking, the site has forums, groups, and friend-related features that give people ways to interact with other knitters and crocheters.

Let your Ravelry journey begin here, to set up your Ravelry account and username.

Feel free to look me up under the People tab and search for my username TheDKC

As I am a frequent user of the Ravelry forums, please join The Dublin Knit Collective group. This is where you’ll find updated information about knitting events.


See it Unravel…into awesomeness

What’s happening in Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar October 25th and 26th? A fun filled fibre festival in the City Centre!

Unravel is part of a series mini-festivals and events known as New In The Old City which are supported by Dublin City Council and will take place in Temple Bar’s Cow’s Lane.

Unravel will offer a range of activities and fiberistic workshops to including felting knitting, and weaving workshops.

There is also an opportunity for the public to donate knit and crochet pieces for the craft bombing project in Cow’s Lane. 

Anyone who wants to contribute is asked to drop/post their piece of knitting or crochet to The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane

The organisers of Unravel are doing a fantastic job of pulling this event together and I am delighted to be joining in the fun.

Keep an eye out for me as I live Tweet as and Unravel….into awesomeness.


Learning to KNIT in D6

Learn to KNiT


An introduction to knitting for those who absolutely have no knitting experience whatsoever. The essentials are the focus of this class by learning how to begin and end a project, and the basic knit stitch.

Date:  Tuesday 21st October 2014
Time:  7pm to 9:30pm
Venue:  Sew, No. 2 Wynnefield Road, Rathmines, Dublin 2

Contact Eilish to register for this class: 
Telephone:  01 406 2006
email:  classes@sewdublin.ie


Knit and Natter in a Secret Location…

Date: Saturday 11th October

There is an interesting tie-in with the Young Hearts Run Free music and literary festival and knitting.

On Saturday 11th October, a walking tour will feature the artist Bill Drummond and his “Knit and Natter” which is part of his Million Stitch Blanket Project project to be completed by the 2025.


Advance booking is required to attend this event.

Proceeds of the Young Hearts Run events go The Simon Community.


KNiT in the CiTY: Cow’s Lane

I am delighted to announce three knitworking sessions in Cow’s Lane for a craft bombing project


Calling knitters of all levels – it’s time to Knitwork!!  Get involved in craft bombing Cow’s Lane. Join our free knitting sessions and make your own woolly creations to add to the craft bombing project as part of UNRAVEL. Suitable for all levels. Bring needles and wool.

What we need you to knit:
–  squares / rectangles either 25cm wide or 46cm wide and any length, in bright colours
–  stripes, flowers, shapes, patterns – all good!

Knitwork at The Queen of Tarts
Tuesday 14th & 21st October: 10am – 12 noon 
Wednesday 15th October: 5.00pm – 6.30pm                    

Can’t make it to a Knitwork session but want to donate some of your knitting to the craft bombing project?Just drop/post your knitting for craft bombing to: 

The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Dublin 2 before 23rd October.

Contact newinoldcity@gmail.com with any queries.

Join the chat!
Facebook: New in the Old City
Twitter: @NewintheOldCity #Unravel

No needles or yarn? Drop into The Constant Knitter , mention unravel to receive 10% off your knitworking purchase.


Knit ‘n Cafe


Dublin has several well attended and established knitting groups, just take a look at our Knit in the City page for a group of knitters near you.

What if you can’t make it to a knit and stitch meeting? Or what if you want to organise a knitting group but don’t want to commit to planning one every week or two?

The Dublin Knit Collective would love to invite knitters to the concept of pop up knitting groups.

Check out our Ravelry discussion thread on Ravelry for more details, updates and where a pop up knitting group can appear out of no where ; )


Whatever happened to…

Ever wondered what happened to the Knitting Club that used to meet at Cafe Moda in Rathmines every Tuesday night?

Cafe Moda changed their hours and had an earlier closing time.   The knitters moved to The Rathmines Inn, then they closed their doors and underwent a new management process.

This led the knitters to move around between Starbucks and Murphy’s Pub. They also ventured out to Headline Bar a couple of times.

Over the summer months Blackbird was their meeting place until they were made to feel unwelcome and cramped the hipster style of the venue while the knitters got their knit on.

This group of die hard  knitters still meet every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm. Until they find a more permanent home, you will find them at The Portabello Inn.


Friday morning knitting…

Join the knitters this Friday at 11am in the Ballyroan Community Centre cafe for a knit n chat. Hope some of you can make it. We’ll be hanging out at the window seats. We’re aiming to make this a fortnightly meet, but like anything always best to check the DKC/Ravelry forums so that you’re not left solo! ;)


27th September is HandmAid Craft Day!

20140914-174234.jpgHandmAid Craft Day is almost here!

The Dublin Knit Collective will be knitworking at this very exciting event.

Come join us for HandmAid, a craft day in aid of the only children’s hospice in Ireland, the Laura Lynn Hospice in Dublin.

One Day Only: Saturday 27th September 2014,
Where: Damer Hall on Stephen’s Green, from 10.30am to 4.30pm
Admission: just €5 entry & under 12s are free.

If you have anything to donate (materials for crafts, handmade items, baked goodies) or to volunteer for any part of handmAid….

please drop us a line: handmaidcraftday@gmail.com

Or Tweet us @handmaidcraft

All proceeds are going to the Laura Lynn hospice for children and young adults.

Please note: The City Centre SnB will hold their regular Saturday meet up at the HandmAid event instead of Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge


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