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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

Written by
Liz Darke
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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

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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.

Wool & The Gang

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.

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Tea & Crafting
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  • Camden Market

Best for: newbies
This Camden craft joint offers classes in knitting without needles - you just use your arms instead.

Knit with Attitude
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  • 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!

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I Knit London
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  • 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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