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Knit Nation


To celebrate Wool Week 2013, 14th – 20th October, John Lewis Oxford Street and Edinburgh will be running a week of FREE fashion focussed knitting classes and drop ins hosted by the UK’s most innovative and exciting knitting brands. Focussing on how to use bright colours, and new techniques to create high fashion patterns

There will also be LIVE knitting all week in the John Lewis Oxford Street window as knitters stitch their way around a plain white living room scene transforming it into a woollen wonderland.  Celebrity knitting fans Daisy Lowe and Oliver Proudlock will be joining the fun.

Knitting Class Hosts:

Erika Knight brings her fashion industry background to the project and will teach guests how to knit a detachable collar and the art of plaid.  Rowan Yarns will teach the art of the chunky winter snood using a limited edition pattern devised specialty for Wool Week.

Knitting collective Wool And The Gang believe fashion can be fast and sustainable, they bring ‘Men Only’ knitting classes to John Lewis for the first time.  If Ryan Gosling can do it…they will be teaching beanie hats and chunky scarf knitting for men and children throughout their day.

With Christmas only a matter of weeks away, Christmas jumper maverick Sue Stratford will be teaching fair-isle jumper knitting for all levels.

MillaMia and Arne & Carlos bring all the chic of Scandinavian knit design to their classes.  For the mums – MillaMia will be teaching their popular ‘Ollie Baby Hat’ design, whilst technical knitting genii, Norwegian designers Arne & Carlos will showcase double pointed needle knitting.

All skill levels will be welcomed , if you’ve never picked up needles now could be the time!

See below for London and Edinburgh class schedules:

The London classes will be held at;

Women’s Wear Department

Oxford Street

300 Oxford Street




The Edinburgh classes will be held at;

Women’s Wear Department

John Lewis Edinburgh

St James Centre



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