Crafternoon Tea: Knit.Paper.Scissors.

Come join The DKC for Crafternoon Tea: Knit… Paper… Scissors…

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Date: Sunday 25th October 2015
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: The Studio @ The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street.

It will be a fun and relaxing Crafternoon Tea with The DKC. Bring your knitting/crocheting or paper crafts (aka Creative Filofaxing) and enjoy creative sitting time with fellow crafters over a cup of tea.

€5 entry fee for this Crafternoon event includes tea & treats, available for use are: Pom Pom makers, decorative paper cutter & scissors, hole punch. The DKC will be giving away a pair of tickets to the Knitting & Stitching Show to one lucky crafter.

Advance online booking is required or email dublinknitcollective@gmail.com or contact The Constant Knitter 087 9967197


Knit Cultured


I was absolutely delighted that I was invited to take part in this year’s Dublin Culture night at The Constant Knitter


Thank you to all who dropped in to try a sampling of crewel embroidery, knitting, needle felting, and drop spindling.




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KNIT Stitch of a Morning


KNiT Stitch of a Morning

The Constant Knitter and The DKC will get you started for the knitting season.

Saturday 12th September
at The Constant Knitter
10:30am  –  12pm

Diane (a.k.a. TheDKC) will guide you through the knit stitch.

Cost:  €6, we request you purchase your yarn from The Constant Knitter. Bring your knitting needles or purchase on the day.

Download the Knit Stitch of a Morning flyer here


Pints n Purls 2015…

A few photos from Pints n Purls…
I had a great time and I look forward to next year!








Fini Friday

The DKC is on the look out for FO’s to feature on Fini Friday.

Spotted… A Spring Kerchief!


It is knit with two colourways and has an interesting transition from one colourway to the next.


Business as Usual ….

The Summer of 2015 is winding down and the final quarter of the DKC Sock Club rolls around the corner on the first of September.

The next pattern for our sock-along is Business  Casual by Tanis Lavallee. Conservative with a modern twist to these preppy, faux-argyle socks which will  take you from the office to the weekend.

Search through your yarn stash and cast on anytime after 1st September.


Knit Culture Night 18.09.2015 @ 1800h


I am delighted to announce The Constant Knitter will be participating in this year’s Dublin Culture Night on Friday 18th September from 6pm to 9pm.


LYS proprietor, Rosemary Murphy has organised mini-workshops and demonstrations in crewel embroidery and wet felting. Also invited to partake in the festivities is yours truly, in the Studio above the Shop.

Join us for an evening of show ‘n tell of Dublin’s Knit Culture from 6pm to 10pm. Check out how Dublin knitters create their bespoke creations and accessorise for all seasons.

Discover the culture of knitworking and yarn enabling in Dublin through Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry and Twitter. Moderators of Ravelry’s The Dublin Knit Collective, jmallen & TheDKC will be on hand to answer your questions about Knit in the City.

Interested in creating your own yarn? The DKC will demonstrate the method of urban spinning, using a drop spindle to spin fibre into artisan yarn.



Come September….

I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of August and as the summer of 2015 draws to a close, I am planning a new knit year come September.

The students will be back to school, traffic patterns in Dublin will be heavy as commuters go back to work.

Keep an eye out for events and DKC socials….

I will be back with regular updates and news in September.

A few dates to remember on from The DKC Filofax:


Sunday 23rd August: monthly meet of the Eastern Region (Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers) from 2pm to 5pm

Thursday 27th August:  Pints  n Purls

Friday 28th August: Yarn Dating at This is Knit

Friday 18th September: Knit Culture at The Constant Knitter as part of Dublin Culture Night….watch this space for more details: )


Countdown to Christmas…

This Christmas I plan to knit at least 5  gifts and I have 20 Fridays to do this : )


Pints ‘n Purls!!!


Mountain Man Brewing Co. know that  knitters are drawn to the craft beer scene. @mountainmansue a.k.a. Sue Cullen is the organiser behind the Pints ‘n Purls gathering coming to the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival on Thursday 27th August 2015.

Bring your knitting and cleanse your palate for an evening of Irish craft beer and cider tastings.

I hope you’ll join me as I knit, sample craft beer and live Tweet as @TheDKC from the RDS.

No need to sign up….just head over to the RDS on Thursday 27th August from 5pm.

Ticket and admission info is on the website.

The Dublin Knit Collective have 2 pairs of tickets for admission on Thursday 27th August up for grabs.

To enter the competition just tell me which Irish craft beer or cider you plan to sample at Pints ‘n Purls, in the comments below by 8pm (Irish time) Sunday 16th August. competition is now closed


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