A Sweetheart Giveaway




This week I am having a little giveaway to celebrate my love for you!

I will be giving away a free Craftsy.com class to some lucky winner. You can choose any class at all, be it knitting or cake decorating!

To win, please sign up for my newsletter and then pop over to my Instagram feed and leave a comment on this post tagging a crafty friend.

To enter:
1. Please sign up for the ELK newsletter
2. Follow @eastlondonknit, and
3. let me know you are all signed up by tagging a crafty friend or two in the comments of this post.

You can still enter if you already received the newsletter and follow me on Instagram: just carry on with step 3. and you could win!

I will choose a winner Friday,  10 February.

With love from me to you!

Happy knitting,



A beautiful batch of Twisters


I was admiring some more Brioche Twister finished objects and I am so pleased with them, I wanted to share!

drbean's Brioche Twister by Renée Callahan

I love the colour combo in drbean’s Brioche Time!

DebBramham's Brioche Twister pattern by Renée Callahan

DebBramham’s Brioche Twister is a lovely version in Blacker Yarn’s Tamar.

charlielaver's Brioche Twister pattern by Renée Callahan

charlielaver’s first attempt at Brioche has turned out beautifully!

I couldn’t be more pleased to see such a lot of gorgeous brioche stitching going on! You too can get the Brioche Twister pattern for free as a thank you for signing up to my newsletter.

EastLondonKnit newsletter sign up

Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up already! I really appreciate it and I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to see the Twisters, both finished and in the works.

Happy knitting,


Free Pattern: The Brioche Twister


Ever since Nancy Marchant published her amazing books on brioche stitch and I realised that I could hand-knit my favourite machine knitting stitch, I have been smitten. I have done several designs with the stitch including a stockinette brioche stitch in the Frost & Flame shawl, and 2-colour brioche rib trim in the Heritage Heart Jumper and Blackberries and Brioche hat.

And now I have another addition to the collection: Brioche Twister.

knitting pattern Brioche twister scarf by EastLondonKnit

The pattern is meant to be an educational one, so I’ve included intermediate techniques such as a tubular cast on, brioche increases and decreases and a sewn bind off, each with detailed instructions to guide you through.

Brioche Twister knitting pattern by Renée Callahan

And the best bit is that this pattern is available for free if you subscribe to my (new!) newsletter.

(Technical things are not my super skill and I can tell I was tested in setting up the newsletter. It is the type of thing that even an idiot can do, and yet… )

Anywho, I am really pleased to offer this pattern to my subscribers and I am excited to start the newsletter. I hope to be able to collect some fun things together every month for a little bit inbox joy for you!

So please do sign up for the newsletter here!

Happy knitting,