Published on July 12th, 2013 | by Serena


Knit in Public – the pictures

We all had a wonderful time at our Knit in Public Day – and we hope you did too!

You wouldn’t know this is normally completely empty space…


We had an enormous turnout for our KiP, and almost immediately ran out of chairs! (The wooden ones above were ‘requisitioned’ from Le Pain Quotidien). Some people found other places to sit:


I know it’s been a while, and many of you will be wondering: “So what took you so long? It’s been over a month!” My apologies for not posting before now. This is what I’ve been doing in the meantime instead (thank you Steven for the photo):


A pitiful excuse, I know!

The workshops

The lovely Sarah Hatton from Rowan ran two workshops: Lace knitting (the grey cushion) and Textures (the brown one)
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Both workshops required concentration…

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The mug cosies

Plenty of our beginner-project mugwarmers were made, and many of you kindly looked after our newbie knitters (thank you LisaLindaUnni and many others!):

I promised the pattern for these: they will be on here next week so keep an eye out! Some people found other uses for our Rowan Big Wool yarn:


The cake

Our own very lovely Maggie made everybody a delicious red velvet cake. Maggie answers many of your e-mails and phone calls, so if you’re very nice to her she might share the recipe…


The knitting soldier

Help For Heroes were fundraising nearby – and their mascot couldn’t resist joining in the fun:


Finally… drum roll please… the tea cosy!

Lisa came along to knit for a couple of hours… or so she thought. At the end of the day she had knitted, chatted, taught – and then the manager at Le Pain Quotidien (remember those chairs?) mentioned that he’d really love a cosy for his teapot…


Did you ever see a cuter teacosy? We haven’t! Lisa has promised a pattern if she has time, so look out for that one too! The pom-pom and cord were made by Madel; check out our pom-pom makers if you want to make your own…

Thank you to all you lovely knitters for making our KiP so much fun – a lot of passers-by joined us and showed an interest, so lets hope we encouraged more people to take up the craft!

About the Author

Serena loves sunshine, strawberries and Great Danes. She has gone from non-knitter to yarn obsessive in under two years, and is determined to drag the rest of the world along with her.

Last updated: December 6th, 2013.

12 Responses to Knit in Public – the pictures

  1. Catherine A. McClarey says:

    Somebody let me know if there’s ever such an event at a mall within an hour’s drive of me (from Dwight, IL USA)! Hopefully, crocheters would be welcome, too; otherwise, I might be joining the beginner mugwarmer-making crowd (I learned how to knit as a teenager, and even knit a ski sweater while in university – but it’s been MANY years since I last picked up a pair of knitting needles! 🙁 )

  2. Sarah Pearcey says:

    Thank you very much for hosting such a fun event! It was really lovely to meet so many knitters (both brand new and experienced) and get inspiration from what they were doing.
    It’s also lovely to see the final tea cosy!

  3. Donna Thompson says:

    This looks like so much fun!
    How do we get one over here in the states?
    Can YOU come?

  4. Ruth Cameron says:

    Love the teacosy, it’s just gorgeous, do hope Lisa gets time to write the pattern, I have been looking for a cosy for a Long time and this is just what I have been looking for. Please Lisa, I would be so grateful if you did….

  5. Linda Supinski says:

    I’m with Ruth in saying I too would love it if Lisa could find the time to write down the pattern for the beautiful teacosy – I just love it 😉

  6. Marianne says:

    Looks like a great event, wish I could have attended, perhaps in future I can.

  7. I’m with the others…tea cosy pattern soon please, it’s just fab!!

  8. karen turton says:

    yes tea cosy pattern soon please, its adorable

  9. Brita Ries says:

    The Tea cosy, love it ,as soon as you get it could you as well write how much wool and what ply i need so i can bye it at the same time.
    This looks now like a lot of Fun, we have Winter here in Australia at the moment, but this is a great Summer Idea for a little Community Craft Shop we have in Adelong
    Love to hear from you Brita

  10. maureen says:

    me to please, pretty please

  11. Lin says:

    This is brilliant! What a fun way to get knitting noticed!

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