Fall in love with gorgeous yarns at iKnit, London's funkiest yarn shop. As well as a great selection of books and magazines, you'll find wonderful yarn - everything from British organic wool to quirky brands and unique hand dyed skeins. There's a thriving knitting community centred around iKnit, with classes, social knitting and it's even licensed so you can chill out with a beer by the big wooden sheep.
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Visited I Knit London on a recent trip. Lots of books and patterns to choose from.
Nice yarn and some cool accessories but the staff weren't overtly friendly. A nod when I walked in yet absolutely no inquiry on whether or not I needed help or any conversation at all as a matter of fact.
I purchased some yarn and several accessories and not any conversation at all.
The lady behind...more
My friend challenged all of us to learn a new skill this year. After seeing his swanky jumper, I decided to learn to knit.
I went into this shop as it's close to work. The girl at the till, Claire, was really nice and very practical. "Take a lesson. Watch youtube videos. Here's the basics (handing me needles and a single ball of wool). Knit a square. Then knit another square. Then come back...more
What a wonderfully stocked shop in a great location. Lots of fabulous yarns to squish, a great selection of needles and lots of lovely books and magazines as well as being able to purchase an alcoholic beverage to sip whilst you browse should you wish.
HOWEVER... I cannot praise the service I received so highly. The chap behind the counter seemed very disinterested and when I asked him a...more
Let's play pretend:
Pretend that you own a yarn shop on lower marsh.
Pretend that it has awesome couches and people come by all day and just hang out and knit.
Pretend that your prices are way too high, but people still pay them b/c they love to knit.
Pretend that you can bring your adoreable dog to work and people give it loads of attention.
Pretend that your yarn shop even sells...more
I walked into this place, eager to buy a bit of wool.
After a wander around the sales floor and a peak at the price of every single skein of wool, I dejectedly left. My purse couldn't even handle the cost of wool for a simple scarf.
Everything was TOO EXPENSIVE. £9.99 for 50g?? Surely, you jest.
But the wool certainly was pretty... Maybe some day in the future I'll be affluent enough to...more