Knitting Events at Kathy’s Knits

Below you will find details on all the knitting events that are regularly run at Kathy’s Knits.

Our Knitting Group meets at least once a month in the shop between 6pm and 8pm to knit, chat and discuss our projects. Please drop in if you can

You can find the dates of all events, group meetings, classes and more on our Calendar page.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 21-23 March 2019

Classes & Fringe events 20th -24th March
Various locations across Edinburgh

Just a short note, to remind everyone about EYF, the big yarn show at the Corn Exchange next month. There will be lots of visitors from all round the world.

more information can be found here:

We have two specific events of note that week. 

On 19-20 March, before the official event starts, Lucy Hague, the well known designer, will be launching a new pattern at Kathy’s Knits. Lucy will be at the shop to talk about her work, give advice, and sell her books and patterns. Lucy is not at EYF this year, so this is your chance to meet her.

On Wednesday 20th March, the Kathy’s Knits knitting group will be meeting at the Ox in Broughton Street to chat, eat, drink and knit. Guests are encouraged. You are very welcome to join in. The whole upstairs is booked out for knitters from 7pm, so please pop in if you can.

Indie Burgh Craft Crawl

27-28 July 2018
Various locations across Edinburgh

Following the success of the Indie Burgh Yarn and Craft Crawls in recent years, the event has been further expanded this year over two days with more participants. See the poster for the destinations.

Join the crafting community for a bit of fun, supporting local shops and makers! Plan your route round the City with who you like and in your own time. Each shop validation on your “Craft Passport” counts as a raffle entry when you reach AKVA at the end, where there is great food, and where the after-party carries on.

In addition, Kathy’s Knits will have Kirsten Bedigan “ Aphaia” in situ throughout with her patterns and samples.

For more information and updates, follow us on Facebook and join the Ravelry group. To get your Passport just pop into the shop or come along on the day.

Edinburgh Yarn Fest

15-17 March 2018 at the Corn Exchange. Edinburgh

The next Edinburgh Yarn Fest is now just around the corner 15th-17th March 2018 at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange.

If you would like to attend this years Yarn Fest general admission tickets are available at

Never been and don’t know what it’s all about? 
If you’re thinking about coming, have never been and want to know what EYF is all about then below you will find a list of some of the events and activities at this years festival.

  • A marketplace with around 100 fantastic vendors. Check out the vendor list here!
  • 2 large social spaces to sit and knit (total 800 seats) and make new friends/meet old ones
  • A Photo Booth sponsored by TOFT
  • The Blacker Yarns Podcast Lounge  – the place to meet podcasters from the knitting world
  • An evening event on the Friday at the Corn Exchange*, Knit-Nights on the Wednesday and Thursday* and a new, smaller Sunday event*
    (*info, registrations/ticket info to be released end of January)

For tickets and more information please visit:

Book Launch: Karie Westermann’s This Thing of Paper

Kathy’s Knits, Broughton Street, Edinburgh
on 30 November @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

With the help of 725 Kickstarter backers, Karie Westermann has completed her epic journey to publish This thing of Paper: eleven knitting patterns inspired by books and the history of writing. Kathy’s Knits is thrilled to announce that we will be celebrating this milestone by hosting the Edinburgh launch of her book.

Drawing fascinating parallels between two enduring forms of self-expression, this book will strike a chord with book lovers, readers, and knitters everywhere.

Come along on 30th November and join Karie for a chance to chat with her about the experience of making the book, see the knitted samples and get your own signed copy.

A separate event for her Kickstarter backers will run from 5.00-6.30pm

Book launch at Kathy's Knits


Kathy’s Knits, Broughton Street, Edinburgh
on 26thOct 2017.

Lucy will be signing copies of her new book Illuminated Knits, which follows her first one the highly acclaimed Celtic Cable Shawls, between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 26 October at Kathy’s Knits, Broughton Street, Edinburgh.

She will be very happy to discuss the book and answer questions then.

The book will be officially on sale at Kathy’s Knits from Friday 27th.

Illuminated knits - Lucy Hague

Knitting Group

Come along to our monthly knitting group at at Kathy’s Knits, on a Wednesday night 6-8pm.

Our knitting group is a monthly social get-together with Kathy for knitters and yarn enthusiasts to have a natter over the needles with some home-kneaded scones and tea. We welcome you to bring your knitting and exchange patterns, share knitting tips and explore new ideas. All levels of knitters are welcome.

See our calendar for dates and times.

Future Events

Keep an eye on our website for new classes and special events, or, without obligation, you can receive early notice of all events by subscribing to our mailing list for regular email updates.