Pembury Knitting Club

Free Learn to knit group Mondays (term time) 7-9pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, Hindrey Road, Hackney, London E5 8HQ

Learn how to:

  • Read patterns
  • Choose yarns and needles
  • Cast on and off
  • Knit and purl
  • Decrease and increase
  • Deal with dropped stitches and tension problems
  • Sew up finish knitted items
  • Knit a variety of different stitches and patterns

Beginners: Bring along a pair of 4mm needles and 4 x 50g or x 2 100g balls of double knitting (DK) wool. We will be starting with a simple baby cardigan (the pattern will be given at the first meeting). The post office and Mermaid Fabrics on the Narrow Way in Mare St have some reasonably priced wool and needles. If you have any queries on what to bring before the class starts please email Jill on jbulgan@btinternet.com

Existing knitters: Bring your present knitting project. Perhaps it’s been a while and you want to refresh your memory, or you just like the idea of meeting other knitters in the area.

Welcome to Threads

Threads is a group for girls ages 10-18 who are interested in fashion design, accessories, jewellery, and tailoring.  We meet at the Pembury Centre on the Pembury Estate in Hackney on Tuesdays from 4-8pm (ages 15-18) and Saturdays 11am-2pm (ages 10-14).  Other activites include attending Fashion Week and trips to the Victoria & Albert Museum.  We have spaces in the Tuesday group available, please stop in to meet us and see what’s going on!  Email Natalie Bell at natalie.bell@peabody.org.uk if you’re interested.