Cardigans for ALL! But especially beginners…


I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Saturday at your local yarn store for Yarn Shop Day. I was at Wild and Woolly in East London, stuffing myself with cake and drinking all the prosecco.

yarn shop day

I love all the London yarn shops, but Wild and Woolly has a special place in my heart as I happened to meet Anna before she opened the shop and I’ve had the pleasure to watch the shop take shape over the past year. I really enjoy the feeling of community that is growing up around the shop and am so pleased to be able to participate in it.

One of the ways I am taking part is by teaching some classes, and the next one is for beginners and those who would like step by step help with making their first cardigan. I designed the Cyclamen Cardigan for this purpose–a simple, top down cardigan with garter stitch trims and optional extras.

Cyclamen Cardi pattern by EastLondonKnit

From the description:

Knitting your first adult-sized garment can be intimidating. Over 11 weeks we will go through the knitting of a cardigan together step by step, helping each other along the way and in the end you will have a new cardigan and the confidence and knowledge to knit your next garment successfully.

  • Week 1: How to Choose the Right Size: Preparation
  • Week 2: How to Begin the Cyclamen Cardigan: Yokes
  • Week 3: How to Work the Body: Shaping
  • Week 4: How to Work the Sleeves: Decreases and Length
  • Week 5: How to Knit and Attach Patch Pockets
  • Week 6: How to Finish Your Cardigan

You can sign up here.

I would be really grateful if you would pass this on. For the class to run, we need it to be full, so I would be forever in your debt if you would tell the beginner knitters in your life (or any knitters you think would be interested) about the class.

Cost: £120 (does not include yarn)
Dates: Wednesdays 20th, 27th May, 10th, 24th June, 8th, 22nd July 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cyclamen Cardigan Pattern pocket (Small)To book: Email or call 020 8985 5231

Happy knitting,



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