The KNiT is a Dublin Knit Collective initiative for Dublin Knitters to share their love for knitting.
Here at Knitting HQ, September is the start of a new knitting year and new projects. To kick off The KNiT, I want to share my knitterly passion by organising knitting sessions for beginners in Dublin 6.
Knitworking is a casual and informal meeting in a local cafe.
What will it cost?
Your beginner’s lesson is FREE!!!! However, you will be required to make a purchase from the cafe’s menu (it’s also about supporting the local business : )
What knitting skills will you learn?
Let’s start with the basics with cast on, knit and purl stitches…and take it from there.
What do you need to bring to the knitworking session?
1) Knitting needles: the best size to learn on is 5.5mm to 7mm. You can select bamboo, wood, metal, plastic
2) Yarn: The best yarn to get is something simple and bright, try a DK weight or maybe something a bit thicker. Try looking for something easy to see and not too fancy. Your yarn does not need to be boring. All I ask that the yarn NOT BE BLACK as you will not see your stitches. Do not choose yarn that is too fluffy or wispy as it will be a nightmare to knit with.
Why am I knitworking?
Because I’m a bit KNiT obsessive and I’m hoping you’ll be too ; )
Where can I buy knitting needles and yarn?
Knit ‘nd Make in the Swan Centre (Rathmines, Dublin 6)
Springwools (Walkinstown, Dublin 12)
Stitch (Santry, Dublin 9)
The Constant Knitter (Christchurch, Dublin 8)
The Knitting Room (Donnycarney, Dublin 3)
This is Knit (City Centre, Dublin 2)
Other retail shops that sell knitting needles and yarn:
Avoca, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
Hickey’s Henry Street, Dublin 1 and The Square, Tallaght
Take me Home, Nutgrove Shopping Centre,
Trimmings, Capel Street, Dublin 1
Coming soon: Personal shopping advice for the beginner knitter : )
For more info on the knitworking sessions and personal shopping advice please email: dublinknitcollective(AT)gmail(DOT)com