Re-purpose the Pre-loved

A few weeks ago my daughters and I took a short walk to our local second hand shops to see if we could find some interesting treasures. We set ourselves a budget of £2 each. We picked out jewellery and trinkets that caught our eye and then brought it all...

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Kids Knitter Extraordinaire!

We have some amazing children in our Kids Knit classes every week. They are each special and unique. Getting to know the children in our classes is a real privilege, so we thought we would share the joy with you, our dear followers!   Eilidh Scott teaches classes in...

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Kilkenny Knitting Classes

Kilkenny Knitting Classes are taught by Máire Hanley, our talented and effervescent Knitting For All teacher! Find out more about what make her tick in our interview below. Who taught you to knit? I started to learn knitting in primary school when I was 4 ½ in Cobh,...

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Make summer bunting with the kids

Everyone can join in this fun project, which incorporates knitting, threading beads and buttons and sticking stuff down! The Knitting… Requires only basic skills – great for beginners or those whose knitting skills are feeling a bit rusty! You’ll need some aran weight...

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From Sheep to Shop

You might not realise it, but for a tiny area of land the British Isles is home to an extraordinary number of sheep breeds, over 60 in fact. All of these breeds have been carefully classified and graded according the lustre, colour and quality of their wool. There are...

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"My favourite thing about knitting is the beautiful things we make and getting to use and keep such beautiful wool”

Rosie, Kids Knit, Stockbridge

“My son just loves his knit classes, he even knits at home now and will sit for ages concentrating on it which is lovely”

Claire, Tollcross 

"Kids Knit is great, you get to make whatever your imagination tells you, you can chat with your friends and there is lots of fun and crafty things to do."

Ella (10) Kids Knit, Portobello

"Knit Nights are great for everyone. Not only did I learn a new skill but it also gives me the chance to socialise. I also found them a great way to de-stress after a busy day with the kids/work. They are fantastic nights and I can't wait till the next one".

Louise,  Knit Night & Day, Portobello

"Eilidh’s Knit Nights are a great place to bring your knitting questions, learn new techniques or just hang out with fellow knitters. It doesn't matter what level you're at, Eilidh makes sure everyone gets the attention they need. There's always plenty of chat and laughter around the table even when you've all walked in as strangers, it's a very welcoming environment".

Liz,  Knit Night & Day, Portobello

"I tried to learn to knit before - someone showed me how to - but it was only when I came to Kids Knit that I understood - as the teacher knew how to help me”

Sophie, Kids Knit, Lenzie

"In an era of increased technology use by children, I am pleased that my daughter is developing a hobby in knitting. Kids Knit classes have helped Cara gain a skill and a focus that she can continue to develop, while having fun with other children.”

 Elaine, parent of a Kids Knitter in Lenzie

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