Are you a joiner? As in; do you love to join in the fun? I admit that I am not. I aspire to be, but inevitably end up watching from the sidelines. Part of the problem is that I never find out about these things until they are well underway, or (more usually) over and done with. But Sunday, I happened to see a #MakerMay post on Instagram and threw caution to the wind.


MakerMay on Instagram

The idea is simple enough- post a photo per day related to the prompt. I have managed the first one, and hope I will manage the rest! Would you like to play along? All kinds of making welcome:) Hope to see you there!

Coming up:

Just to mention, I am teaching Brioche Basics and Next Steps in Brioche at A Yarn Story in Bath this Saturday and there is still a place left. Please do join us if you fancy spending some time this Saturday learning something new and hanging out with awesome knitters!

If you can’t make it to the class, but still would like a little brioche in your life, the Brioche Twister scarf is still a free gift for signing up to the EastLondonKnit newsletter.

Brioche Twister knitting pattern by Renée Callahan

Happy knitting,



Classes and catching up


I think I am almost over the Edinburgh Yarn Festival hangover. If you managed to go, you know it was an awesome event and I don’t need to tell you. If you didn’t manage to go, you probably don’t want to hear about what an awesome event you missed. If you didn’t make it this year, definitely come next year!

I will say that I met some wonderful fibre folk and I came home with some gorgeous yarn.

EastLondonKnit yarn purchases

I tried to be strategic and only bring yarn home with a project in mind. I introduced my current project previously, and it is very much in the works now. It may seem odd that I have mentioned a project revolving around the use of scraps and leftovers, and then come home with lots of beautiful new yarn, but my thinking was this: I want to create a collection that allows people to use up little odd bits of yarn and stash, but it’s also important to me that every design also works with available yarns in only one or 2 colours in larger quantities. I am still in the early stages of swatching and designing, but I am feeling optimistic about it!

Come learn with me!


I am pleased to announce some awesome upcoming classes in the next couple of months:

28 April I will teach stranded colour work knitting at Wild and Woolly in East London: Colourwork Magic part 1.

5 May following on from the stranded knitting, we will learn about the mysterious ways of the steek at Wild and Woolly in Colourwork Magic Part 2.

7 May I will be back in Bath teaching Brioche Stitch Basics and Brioche Stitch Next Steps at A Yarn Story, but if you can’t make that date, I will be back in October to teach the same classes.



And finally, I now have patterns available on Loveknitting.com, including Angelus Novus and several shawl and garment patterns. Please do pop over to have look:)


Happy knitting,