I enjoy the company of other knitters and if you are newbie to knitting groups take a look at our list of knitting and craft groups in and around Dublin.
These knitting groups welcome all levels of knitters. Join a group, buy a tea or coffee and enjoy the company of like minded people.
New to our listing is a knitting group in Templeogue. They meet every Wednesday evening in the Spawell Pub.
This Wednesday I will be joining the crafters at TOG Hackerspace from 7pm to 9pm. I look forward to checking out the craft and knitting scene in Dublin 8.
A reminder that Sunday 26th February is the Dublin Chicks with Sticks meet up at Costa Coffee.
Here is a small list of what’s in store for the week:
Knitters in Dun Laoghaire meet every Tuesday in Starbucks from 5:30pm.
New to the list is craft group in Dublin 8. If you”re in the area join them from 7pm to 9pm.
If you would like to knit in a yarn/coffee shop, head on over to Winnie’s Craft Café in Boorerstown from 7pm to 9pm.
Costa Coffee on Nassau StreetStreet with the Dublin Chicks with Sticks from 12pm to 2:30pm
How about a meeting of spinners, weavers and dyers? Their monthly gathering at The Constant Knitter from 2pm to 4:30pm is a relaxing social to take your spindle or spinning wheel out for a Sunday spin.
Knitworking is a page on the DKC that I update frequently. It’s a work in progress listing of knitting and craft groups who meet in and around Dublin that fall under my radar.
Dublin 8 has an awesome Craft Night where crafty folks can hangout and work on their projects at the TOG Hackerspace.
This crafty bunch are knitters, crocheters, sewists, embroiderers, quilters meet every second Wednesday.
It is free for anyone to attend, and all are welcome. There is a Meetup group for the space where people can RSVP to give the organisers a better idea of numbers, but it’s not required, you can just show up on the night.
There is a kitchen where you can make a cup of tea or coffee, and a tuck shop for snacks and soft drinks, or you’re welcome to bring in your own.
The dates for this quarter:
Wednesday 8th & 22nd February
Wednesday 8th & 22nd March
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Dublin Tog Hackerspace, 22 Blackpitts
If you love knit alongs just as much as I do then you’ll may want to join the Brooks in Dublin KAL 2017.
The theme for this year’s KAL is be nice to yourself and knit whatever you want! Now that’s a brilliant and very flexible knit along. I’m in!!
Official cast is at tomorrow’s knit night at The Brooks Hotel on Drury Street from 6:30pm.
If you can’t join in personally, just cast on wherever you are and hopefully you’ll be able to join them in the future. The group meet every Thursday from 6:30pm.
Just to highlight several knitting groups in and around Dublin this week.
Blanchardstown: Starbucks 7pm to 9pm
Knit in Rathmines: Rody Bolands 7pm to 9pm
Dun Laoghaire: Starbucks 5pm to 7pm
Winnie’s Craft Café: 7pm to 9pm
Tallaght Library: 6pm to 9pm
Brooks Hotel: from 6:30pm. It’s cast on knit/crochet night for Brook in Dublin KAL 2017. The theme for this year’s knit along is be nice to yourself and knit whatever you want!
Swords, Co. Dublin: knitting group meets from 8-10pm in the residents lounge of the Carnegie Court Hotel on North St.
Accents Knitting Group: 12pm to 2pm. This knitting group are on What’s App for the latest updates and instant messaging. Let me know if you wish to be added on the list by sending me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicks with Sticks: Costa Coffee on Dawson Street 12pm to 2:30pm
All are welcome to join these social groups. Just bring your knitting, buy a an item or two from their menu as you are supporting the local business community. Sit back and enjoy the company.
Knitworking is a word I use all over social media. It evolved from stitch n bitch, knit n knatter, knitting meet ups.
image from knitworking.co.uk
Knitwork originates from the word, network, and the Oxford dictionary defines it as:
A group of people who exchange information and contacts for professional or social purposes.
So, I adapted this definition to:
Knitworking: To interact with other knitters to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.
This past week, my knitworking passion received an honourable mentioned from Nadia of the Cottage Lover’s Notebook, on this blogpost and the CLN podcast episode 7. Please go and click on the links to read n listen. You’ll love it!
On another knitworthy note….
The DKC Knit and Healthy night at The Hopsack last Wednesday turned out to be a Sock Knit Night.
Lovely to see a few knitters turn out and join in with their sock projects.
Also, today several knitters will be participating in the Women’s March Dublin.
Keep an eye out for those wearing the #pussyhats.
I was able to knit one up this week and gave it away to an American student who will be marching today.
It was a good week…
Are you passionate about knitting and embracing a healthy lifestyle? Join the Dublin Knit Collective’s (DKC) quest to create a knitworthy and healthy lifestyle.
Knitworking with the DKC returns to The Hopsack with a brand new look and focus, Knit & Healthy.
Rathmines’ health food shop, The Hopsack has undergone an expansion and renovation. There is a new seating area, a yummy and healthy salad bar, pizza slices and desserts. Also, popular with the DKC are the organic coffee, tea and amazing smoothies.
Bring your knitting project and join the DKC at the first Knit & Healthy meeting of 2017….
Date: Wednesday 18th January
Time: 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Venue: The Hopsack in the Swan Shopping Centre, Rathmines.
Next Knit & Healthy dates:
Wednesday 1st February
Wednesday 15th February
I am living through a knitting revolution as a knit enthusiast. My passion for this thing called knitting has transformed itself from a hobby to a lifestyle.
The Dublin Knit Collective started off as a blog where I chronicled the knitting scene in Dublin.
The Dublin Knit Collective was a place to brew knitwit ideas with other knitters when discussion online forums on Ravelry and Yahoo Chat popped up on the internet.
With the explosion of social media, the Dublin Knit Collective transformed into a persona as @TheDKC on Twitter.
I found myself as @TheDKC live Tweeting events and interacting with other Twitter knitters in Ireland and the UK.
There are many times when my social life has revolved around the online and offline knitting community in Ireland.
From blogger to enabler of Knitworking events, which are are social gatherings with other knitters throughout the city.
I engage in taking knitting out of the home and out on the town either at a café, pub or other places where I find myself just knitting….
2017 will be an exciting year….
I am just getting back on track for the new year and trying to update a list of up coming meet ups and events that would interest knitters.
If you are on Ravelry, you can find this month’s discussion thread, Knitworking: January 2017. I welcome members to post information on local knitting groups.
Most the the knitting groups are back for the new year. On my radar are:
The Accents Knitting Group
Rathmines Knitting Group
Knit Night at The Brooks Hotel
All info and details are on the knitworking page.