Thursday 8 October will see the formal launch of Waterloo’s ‘We Knit London’ community project with the first Knitting Night taking place in SE1. 

Aimed at ‘knitting’ Waterloo’s historic high street of Lower Marsh and The Cut back together with a unique and colourful approach to shop signage, the project will see over 50 individual hand-knitted panels created for the many unique shops, cafes and restaurants found along Lower Marsh and The Cut.

A series of free after-work ‘Knitting Nights’ and free ‘Knitting Classes’ are planned with the first taking place on Thursday 8 October between 5-8.30pm at Yardsman on Lower Marsh. Knitters can expect music, nibbles and cocktails as well as some introductory knitting advice.  To book a place, click here.

Further free knitting classes at I Knit London will run between 6-8pm on the following dates:

6 October    
20 October            
3 November
17 November          
1 December              
15 December                

Speaking about the classes, Gerard Allt, owner of I Knit London, on Lower Marsh, said: “I’m really delighted to be involved in this project and hope to show people just how easy it is to take up knitting.  We will be teaching people everything they need to know to be able to knit a sign, including casting on, knit, purl and moss stitch, and how to join colours and cast off.  We’ll be providing all the wool and needles, and everyone is welcome to join.”

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