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.

Coronavirus Update:

Unfortunately I am having to shut at the end of business on Saturday 21 March, in line with the Government’s health advice.

I will reopen and restart classes and events when it is judged safe to do so.

You can contact me on Ravelry or by email on

Keep knitting and stay healthy


Trunk Show at Kathy’s Knits


Abercairn Yarns & Lucy Hague
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March

Abercairn produce beautiful hand dyed yarns which I sell in the shop.
This is the opportunity to come in and meet Desiree Ross, who dyes the yarn.

Lucy Hague is also launching a new pattern using this yarn which you will be able to discuss and buy.

Trunk Show at Kathy’s Knits


Ripples Craft & Lucy Hague
18th & 19th March

Then we welcome Helen Lockhart of Ripples Craft, who also produces beautiful hand dyed yarn which I sell.

Lucy is also launching a pattern with Helen that week which you will be able to discuss and buy.

Di Gilpin at Kathy’s Knits


Trunk Show and The Gansey Story Saturday 21 March
Book up for the Gansey story on the classes page.

Di and Sheila are thrilled to be hosting a workshop and Trunk Show at Kathy’s Knits in Edinburgh
10.30 to 5.00pm Saturday 31st March.

Join us to see our latest colours in the Lalland Lambswool range, including an introduction to our
new Aran Weight Lalland. We will have several New Designs for accessories and garments in
Lalland and in our Saorse Wool Cashmere, spun at Uist Wool and introducing some fab new
patterns from Sue Holt @woollen_wave.

Special Events at Kathy’s Knits March 2020


Many of you will be as disappointed as me that there is no Edinburgh Yarn Festival in 2020. Hopefully it will return in 2021.

Many people have already told me that they are coming in March anyway. The overall experience of coming to Edinburgh and Scotland, including visits to yarn shops,is an experience they would like to sample for the first time or repeat.

For that reason, I have organised a number of events and guest appearances in the shop during March 2020, in conjunction with Lucy Hague, our friend, the well known pattern designer. The programme is set out to the right and there will be more details nearer the time. Click on the image to download as a PDF or click here.

Uist Wool at Kathy’s Knits on 15 February 2020

I am delighted to welcome Uist Wool to the shop for a trunk show and talk which will be of interest to all knitters.

The talk is pay at the door and there will be drinks and canapés at the end.

IndieBurgh Craft Crawl 2019

Come along to Edinburgh’s Independent Craft Crawl 10am – 5pm.

Get your passport stamped at participating stores with discounts and goodies on the day, then celebrate at our Akva After party till late with Pop-Up Craft Stalls, prize raffle and music.

6th July 2019

Indie Burgh Craft Crawl 2019

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.


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.