Powerscourt Knitting Group

There are a lovely bunch of people now meeting every Wednesday here at the Powerscourt Townhouse Cafe for a chilled out morning of knitting, chat, hot drinks and sweet things :)

If that sounds like your cup of tea then all are welcome to join in. Meetings run from 10.30 to 12.30 and sure, while you’re there, why not pop up and say hello to us too? 😉

Simple Pleasures at Kildare Village


The nice people at Kildare Outlet Village are holding an event this weekend, celebrating the “Simple Please of Staying at Home”, and we have been invited to come along and hold complimentary knitting lessons on Saturday and Sunday. So why not join us from 1pm to 5.30pm on both days, enjoy some time out and learn a new skill?

More information is available on the Kildare Village website here. Hope to see you there!

Part Time Sales Assistant Required

Hi Everyone,

In the coming weeks & months we may have need of some extra hands in either or both of the Blackrock and Powerscourt shops. So we are now taking applications for the position of part-time Sales Assistant (between 5 & 10 hours a week to start, with the possibility of more hours in the future). Additional cover may be required when one of us full-timers takes holidays at some point!

If you would like to apply the please email:

1. Your CV;
2. A short paragraph on why you think you would be suitable; and
3. Details of your availability (e.g. weekdays or weekends etc)

to info at thisisknit dot ie

The next step will then be a short interview and possibily a half days trial but we will contact everyone in the next few weeks with details.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Lisa & Jacqui

Single Patterns & New Yarns Coming Soon

Good News! We are pleased to be expanding our range of patterns into the Bergere de France range very shortly. And even better is that this company do a large variety of single patterns for men, women and children, as well as an affordable selection of pattern magazines :)

We will also be carrying three new lines from Bergere de France and will be able to special order in anything else from their range on a regular basis.

Our first delivery is expected within ten days so watch this space!

Knit Night 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!

This is just a quick post (after a very long day of stock taking) to say that the first Knit Night of 2009 will be on Thursday 15th of January at the usual time. All arrangements will be back to normal after that.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out our new classes for the New Year. The vast majority of the knitting classes are now up on the site, and crochet/project help/dyeing/spinning times will be posted as soon as I work around a slight technical glitch – promise!