I Knit
I Knit Home
Knitting news and events I Knit London shop I Knit Online Shop
Knitting group
Our photo gallery
About us
Contact us
  I Knit Day 2008  
  I Knit Day Homepage What's On I Knit Weekender 2009  

This event finished on 6th September 2008

The Lawrence Hall

I Knit Day 060908

Saturday 6th September 2008

Royal Horticultural Halls & Conference Centre
80 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE

11am to 7pm / CLICK HERE for info, map and directions

Show ticket only: £9.00

Tickets which include Yanr Harlot's talk have now sold out.

Please note that tickets for Yarn Harlot's presentation are now sold out, however, you can still meet her at her booksigning in the main hall - tickets for the show still available at £9.00 each!

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets

This year's first ever I Knit Day will welcome hundreds of knitters and crocheters to the only dedicated yarn show in the capital. Featuring stalls, exhibitors, workshops, entertainment...and the debut appearance of blogger, best-selling author and life-long knitter Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka the Yarn Harlot and the UK launch or her the latest in her phenomenal series of best-selling books...
Knitonthenet logo I Knit Day is sponsored by www.knitonthenet.com - a free online knitting magazine based in the UK, providing high quality articles, interviews and exclusive patterns to the reader and a voice for many of the small businesses operating in the craft industry.

- Doors open
11.15am to 12pm:
- Jane Sowerby: Victorian Knitters vs Today’s Knitters presentation
12.15pm to 1pm:
- Jane Waller: A Stitch in Time: Vintage Knitting Patterns
1.15pm to 1.45pm:
- A Stitch in Time fashion show
2pm to 3.30pm:
- Yarn Harlot (exclusive presentation and Q&A in the Lindley Hall)
3.45pm to 4.15pm:
- Maggie Jackson (Maggiknits) fashion show
- Yarn Harlot booksigning
4.30pm to 5.15pm:
- Hélène Magnusson: Icelandic Knitting using Rose Patterns (presentation)
4.30pm to 5.15pm:
- Sasha Kagan: Crochet Inspiration: Flowers (workshop)
4.30pm to 5.15pm:
- Sandra Polley: knitted Teddies and Friends – tips and inspiration (workshop)
- Peter Wyton performance
5.30pm to 6pm:
- Erika knight Men’s Knits Fashion show
- Knit Your Own Alien! Competition winner announcement
7pm: Close

During the course of the day the 30+ market stalls will be open and there will be added entertainment, music etc through the day. This timetable is liable to change up and should be used a guide only.

Line-up now announced! Check our 'what's on' page for details of who'll be there on the day
Yarn harlot
  • I Knit with Yarn Harlot

Stephanie will be addressing the amassed throng in the Lindley Hall from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. After her talk Stephanie will be happy to sign copies of her latest best-selling book. Tickets for the talk are now sold out, however, all ticket holders will be able to meet her and get books signed. Click here to read more about Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

  • workshops and talks

Throughout the day we'll be offering a range of small workshops and talks from designers and knitters. Informal get-togethers with designers and teachers to pick up some new techniques or learn a trick or two. Already confirmed, Jane Sowerby (Victorian Lace Today) Helene Magnusson (Icelandic Rose Patterns) and Sasha Kagan (Crochet Inspiration)....see the line-up here

  • fashion shows

Throughout the day there'll be a number of informal fashion parades on the main stage, including a sneak preview of the forthcoming republished classic A Stitch in Time, a Maggiknits special from designer Maggie Jackson and an exclusive preview of garments from the new Erika Knight collection Men's Knits...

  • marketplace

Our marketplace will be the place to spend some of that hard-earned cash on a little bit more of what you fancy; yarns, needles, accessories, books and more from some well-known and not-so-well known names in knitting. As always I Knit will be encouraging independent yarn producers and small businesses to take part alongside the big boys...click here for our current line-up

Missability Radio Show at last year's I Knit UK SnB Day
  • exhibitors

Yarny art projects and displays from designers, artists and the like will adorn the hall. If you are one such yarny artist and would like to discuss being part of the show please contact us at the email address at the foot of this page...

TT (MC) at last year's I knit UK SnB Day
  • entertainment

Djs, drinking and perhaps some dancing...a large area will be given over to the I Knit Lounge once again this year. Have a seat, get yourself a drink, some cake and knit back and relax for the afternoon. A roster of entertainment is being put together for your delight and delectation...

  • refreshments

We listened to feedback from last year's show and...yes, there will be cake and chocolate too! Plus much more in the on site café, catering for all the hungry knitters with sarnies and hot meals...

  • more to come

Visit our I Knit Day page 2 for the current line-up, which will be updated and expanded as more participants are confirmed.