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Knit the East London Yarn Triangle
18 June, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
In celebration of 2016 World Wide Knit in Public Day, Wild and Woolly has joined forces with Knit with Attitude and Fabrications to bring you the most fun you’ve ever had on a Saturday with a pair of needles, a ball of wool and your knitting buddies..
What’s a yarn triangle and where do I get the pattern to knit it?
Mate, one question at a time..
The East London Yarn Triangle stretches from Fabrications in the south to Knit with Attitude in the north, to Wild and Woolly in the east – 3 extraordinary yarn stores – and all in walking or bussing distance of each other (isn’t Hackney brilliant?!).
So if it’s a map, how am I going to knit it?
Rock up and register your team at your chosen starting point (Fabrications, Knit with Attitude or Wild and Woolly). You’ll get a special ELYT map which you need to follow with your knitting or crochet, making sure that you stop to snap yourselves proudly knitting in public as you go.
Your map will have a list of key knit-stops which include some of our favourite hidden and not-so hidden haunts in Hackney.
What’s a Knit-stop?
It’s a place where you stop and knit, and take a picture to post on instagram with the hashtag #eastlondonyarntriangle. Just take out your knitting right there and knit! It might feel a little odd at first, but we think you’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly, and soon enough you’ll be running into lots of other knitters doing the same thing.
If you can show the shop-keeper 3 instagram posts with the hashtag #eastlondonyarntriangle, you’ll get tidy 10% off anything you buy that day. We’ll also have plenty of other treats to help any hungry and thirsty knitters get all the way around the triangle.
Oh em gee! I want to knit the triangle now! Why do I have to wait until 18th June?
Easy tiger! 18th June is World Wide Knit in Public Day – it’s the world’s largest knitting event, so we need to all be on it together. Luckily the East London Yarn Triangle is staying right where it is though, so you’ll be able to use your ELYT map to visit us all again whenever you like.