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Knitting in London: Wool and the gang

Five cool knitting classes in London

Cast on at the best knitting classes the capital has to offer

By Elizabeth Darke

Knitting is not just for grannies these days, and there are now more knitting clubs and class in London than you can shake a needle at. Whether you're a total knitting novice or a seasoned veteran, grab a ball of yarn and check out our favourites. If you prefer your clothes to come pre-made, check out the best fashion markets in London and the best new shops in London.

Knitting classes in London

© Rob Greig


Shopping Art, craft and hobbies Angel

Best for: part-timers
Choose from a range of knitting workshops at this pretty little yarn shop in Islington. We suggest signing up to the Fair Isle class in time for Christmas jumper season.

Venue says Yak yarns from the Tibetan Plateau are now in at Loop. Baby yak, hand-dyed cashmere and silk, as well as great pattern support in the shop!

Wool & The Gang

Best for: cool crafters
The coolest knitters on the block are craft collective Wool and the Gang who, as well as running an online store of sustainable yarn-based garments, host an array of knitting ‘parties.’ Head along for a laid-back atmosphere, patient tutelage and excellent wool-based punning.


Tea & Crafting

Things to do Classes and workshops Camden Market
Best for: newbies
This Camden craft joint offers classes in knitting without needles - you just use your arms instead.

Knit with Attitude

Shopping Art, craft and hobbies Stoke Newington

Best for: veterans
If you’re a pro, this is the independent place for you. Classes here include ‘two at a time’ knitting. Yikes!


I Knit London

Shopping Art, craft and hobbies Waterloo

Best for: obsessives
An all-abilities knit group who meet on Wednesday and Thursday nights to share their passion for all things woolly over wine.

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