Knit Mondays in Smithfield….


How about a lunch time knitting break on Mondays in Smithfield?


@TheDKC and @jenheartrugby at #knittingandstitchingshow

Jennifer and I were live Tweeting from this year’s Knitting and Stitching Show… We captured many images on our smartphones. Here is the second blogpost:








@TheDKC and @jenheartrugby at #knittingandstitchingshow

Thank you to everyone who followed us on Twitter and Instagram during the Knitting and Stitching Show at the RDS in Dublin.

Here are some of the images we captured…








This week with The DKC

Tuesday 10th November
7pm to 10pm
The Big Knit at Rody Boland’s in Rathmines
Join the Rathmines Knitting group and knit a mini hat or two for the Innocent / Age Action charity drive

Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th November
It’s the Knitting and Stitching Show at the RDS! Follow @TheDKC on Twitter and #DublinKnitCollective on Instagram… Tweeting and Instagraming during the Show!

Thursday 12th November
After day one at the Knitting and Stitching Show, follow @TheDKC to This is Knit for more live updates, followed by an evening of more knitting and knattering with the Thursday Night knitters at The Brooks Hotel from 6:30pm


Stitchmas is Coming… book your ticket now!

A DKC Stitchmas Crafternoon.


Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 2pm – 5pm

It’s a Stitchmas Crafternoon social event.

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with the Dublin Knit Collective.

Bring your knitting or any other project to work on.

Make a Stitchmas ornament and enjoy this Yuletide event with other crafters.

€8 admission includes light refreshments and materials to make your hand crafted ornament

Booking is required….

Book Online




Interesting weeks ahead this month…

The Big Knit is coming to Rathmines on Tuesday 10th November. Join the Rathmines Knitting group from 7pm to 10pm for a night of knitting  or crocheting those Innocent Smoothie  mini hats.

@jenheartrugby and I will be live Tweeting at The Knitting and Stitching Show. Follow us on Twitter (@TheDKC ) and Instagram (@dublinknitcollective) from 12th to 15th November.

On Thursday 12th November, after the Knitting and Stitching Show head back into town for some late night shopping at This is Knit. Followed by some knitworking at Thursday Knit Night at The Brooks Hotel.


Trick or Treat…



save the date: 06.12.15



The KNIT Review: Hiya Hiya Interchange Needles


Hiya Hiya Interchangeable Needles

Needle tip:  Known as Sharp I/C 2.75mm, 5″ length

Cable:  42″ length cable

This review is my own opinion….

This needle set is very easy to put together, no need for a wrench or key to tighten.  As a separate purchase, Hiya Hiya offers a set of oval needle grips with the their logo to tighten and loosen your hold on the needle tips and the cable join.  Otherwise, two elastic bands will do the trick.


The needle tips are stainless steel, and have a smooth shiny finish.  They have a lightweight feel to them due to the hollow construction of the needle tips. The tips are described as sharp, and are perfect for lacework and I personally like sharper points for my sock knitting.


The Hiya Hiya is pliable, smooth and supple. However, I did find one tiny rough spot at one end of the cable. I contacted Hiya Hiya Europe and they replied that it was “likely to be a slight defect which affected a small number of cables. The manufacturer is aware of this and has since addressed and resolved it quickly, as HiyaHiya pride themselves on maintaining the high quality of their products and their reputation for smooth joins.

The cable does not twist into many loops during the magic loop test. It actually made magic looping very enjoyable.  Also there is a hole at each end of the cable to thread your lifeline through.


In my opinion, knitting and magic looping with the Hiya Hiya Sharp I/C 2.75mm needles was a very pleasant experience. The needle tips slipped easily with each stitch.  I was very impressed with the fluidity and flow of  my yarn gliding along the needle tips, then onto the cable. I love that the cable does not twist into many loops like other circular needles.and I did not have the frustration of a loopy cable. This cable totally behaved itself. 

Hiya Hiya Europe is the wholesale and distributor of  Hiya Hiya products in Europe.

The Constant Knitter is listed as Ireland’s stockist of their products.


Big Knit in Rathmines: Tuesday 10th November

image copyright http://www.bigknit.ie

Get knitting with the Rathmines Knitting group and show your support for the Innocent Big Knit on Tuesday 10th November 2015 from 7pm at Rody Bolands, Upper Rathmines Road across from Tesco.

Join the Big Knit Night in Rathmines to knit some little hats and help raise money for Age Action. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s for a great cause.

Every time Innocent sell a little bottle wearing a hat, they donate 30c to Age Action to help keep older people warm and well over winter.

You can find knitting patterns here.

Every hat is important, so even if you’ve only got time to knit one or two, Rathmines Knitters will appreciate it.


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