There’s never been a better time to knit, and never been a better place to do it in. Hackney is home to three of London’s most exciting independent yarn stores. Take your pick from Knit with Attitude in Stoke Newington, Fabrications in Broadway Market and Wild and Woolly in Clapton. Or better still, join the dots and do a tour of the whole triangle so you don’t miss out on anything. The East London Yarn Triangle is all about making Hackney the woolliest destination for yarn lovers in London.
Knit your way around the ELYT and discover a yarnie paradise: from upcycled knitting fibres to organic wool from British rare breeds, from giant 3 ft knitting needles to teeny-weeny needles for making socks, from locally hand-dyed yarns to specially imported Peruvian alpaca, from posh to ordinary, from lace to 4ply to DK to superchunky, from beginner classes to expert textile workshops: the East London Yarn Triangle has your knitting and crochet covered with friendly, patient help for whatever you want to make. And on 18th June, knitting-in-public knitters will be eligible for treats and discounts and a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
The East London Yarn triangle is a collaboration between 3 Hackney shopkeepers: Barley Massey, May Linn Bang and Anna Feldman, supported by their splendidly crafty customers.
If you would like more information about each shop you can visit their individual websites.
7 Broadway Market
E8 4PH 02072758043
Creative Upcycling emporium – shop, learn skills, join our community yarn! Stocking British wool, recycled yarns, handmade MACRO knitting needles, craft kits, haberdashery, ethical fabrics and more.
Knit With Attitude
May Linn Bang
127 Stoke Newington High Street
N16 0PH 02079983282
Knit With Attitude focuses on ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable yarns and accessories from around the world that appeal the modern knitter. It also shares a space with design store and gallery Of Cabbages and Kings.
Wild and Woolly
116 Lower Clapton Road
E5 0QR 02089855231
Wild and Woolly specialises in yarn from local hand dyers, patterns from local designers, breed specific wools and a cup of tea and a sit down in case you need help with your knitting.