Episode 61: Baby Angelus


The latest episode of the podcast is up and I am showing off the sweetest of little cardigans with my newest pattern Baby Angelus. Gah, I wish I always had such an adorable knitwear model available! I also chat about the Knit Tea retreat, making plans for an Italian adventure in the summer, and Q for you: can one stay cosy all winter with just knitwear and a raincoat…?

Til next time, happy knitting, Rx

Midding cardigan knitting pattern


Hello! I have a new pattern out! Midding is a new cardigan pattern for your needles!

Midding knitting pattern

MIDDING v. intr. feeling the tranquil pleasure of being near a gathering but not quite in it — hovering on the perimeter of a camp fire, chatting outside a party while others dance inside, resting your head in the backseat of a car listening to your friends chatting up front — feeling blissfully invisible yet still fully included, safe in the knowledge that everyone is together and everyone is okay, with all the thrill of being there without the burden of having to be.


Some projects suggest a kind of sweet nostalgia. Midding is a project like that. A classic cardigan shape, with long, fitted sleeves, a straight body, and panels of open cables. This cardigan is worked from the bottom up, with raglan shaping in the yoke, and i-cord finishing at the neck and button bands.


I used Kettle Yarn Co. Baskerville DK (Exmoor Blueface wool, Gotland wool, silk; 233 m/255 yds per 100g skein) in Dawn colourway; 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.
If substituting yarn, you will need around 450 (505, 555, 605, 700, 750) g/1050 (1175, 1295, 1410, 1630, 1750) metres/1150 (1285, 1415, 1540, 1785, 1915) yards of DK-weight yarn.

Midding cardigan knitting pattern


XS (S, M, L, XL 2XL) Chest: 82 (92, 101, 120, 130, 145) cm/32 (36, 40, 47, 51, 57) inches

The cardigan is designed to be worn with 10–15 cm/ 4–6 inches of positive ease. I am modelling the size M and have a 91 cm/36 inch bust.

I chat about the pattern in the latest podcast as well!

As ever, subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter get an exclusive discount, good until 3rd June!

Happy knitting,


EastLondonKnit podcast 48

Episode 48: India & Into the Deep


I’m back! And I even managed a podcast this week, although I am very much the travel bore in this one, chatting about my trip to India for at least the first 8-10 minutes. You have been warned…

In other news, I have a new pattern out! Into the Deep! I will be hosting a giveaway over on my Instagram account, so do have a look if you would like to win a sweater quantity of beautiful Miss Babs yarn!


The EastLondonKnit podcast with Carol Feller

Episode 45: Carol Feller and Miara Hat


Happy Holidays everyone!

I have a new pattern and a new podcast out today. On the podcast, I chat to the lovely Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches, and I talk about my new pattern the Miara Hat.

Miara Hat knitting pattern by Renee Callahan


Miara Hat knitting pattern by Renee Callahan

A little holiday gift for you! Subscribers to the EastLondonKnit Newsletter will get a 20% discount on the pattern until Jan 3rd!

The MIARA HAT is a great pattern for that last minute gift, with 2 options for yarn weight: worsted and sport weight, and 2 sizes in each yarn. The hat can be knit with 2 or more colours, and is a perfect use for those mini skeins, which can be held double or knit at a looser gauge. The pattern features slipped sts and is easily memorised.

You can see all the details about the pattern and buy it here!

Happy knitting,


EastLondonKnit knitting podcast Nema

New pattern: Nema!


Nema knitting pattern by Renee Callahan (1 of 1)-4 Nema knitting pattern back by Renee Callahan (1 of 1)-6

I have a new pattern just in time for the last days of summer.

**Introductory offer: As ever, you can get a discount on the pattern by signing up to the EastLondonKnit newsletter. The discount is good until 23rd of September 2018.**

Nema is designed for summer. A sleeveless tee-shirt of 100% linen, Nema is perfect for the hottest weather, or as a cute top layer for those in-between seasons. With a top-down seamless construction, built-in i-cord finishing, and a chunky gauge, this tee is a quick, satisfying knit.

Nema was knit with 3 ends of Kalinka linen held together.

You can buy Nema here!

I chat about the pattern in the latest episode of the podcast:

Show notes can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting!


by Renée Callahan

Recollection released!


Recollection is live! Whoop!

I chat about the 2 garment patterns Josephine and A Sweater for Lucille in the latest episode of the EastLondonKnit Podcast.

Show notes can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group, and a knit along will be starting in a couple of weeks; start planning your Recollection knitting now!

Happy knitting,


The EastLondonKnit podcast

Episode 20: Recollection


Hello and happy holidays! In the very last EastLondonKnit podcast of 2017, I chat about the new collection coming soon, with an in-depth look at 2 of the new designs.

I am making lots of plans for 2018 and will see you on the other side! I hope your festivities have been woolly and restful:)

Shownotes can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy New Year and happy knitting,

by Renée Callahan

Episode 10: Thea Colman & Iara

Episode 10 is ready for you and I think it’s a good one! Thea Colman, aka babycocktails was a great interviewee and there are not one but 3 giveaways this time.

If you would like to win a copy of the Iara wrap pattern, you can enter to win a free copy over here on Instagram.

Iara knitting pattern by Renee Callahan

Happy knitting!


by Renée Callahan

Episode 8: Portugal and Belsyde


You know those people who invite you over and make you look at photo after photo of them on vacation? Well, that is me this episode. I went to Portugal on a crafting holiday, and really wanted to share it with you. I promise it won’t be boring. Well, I can’t promise that but…

Show notes for everything can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting,


by Renée Callahan

Starflower Sweater

Because you are great, I have a 30% discount on my new sweater pattern for you!


Spring is sprung, at least according to the flowering cherry trees around my way. There is light in the sky when I get up and I feel the promise of warmth in the (still rare) sunshine.

So I think to myself, what better time to release a pattern for a chunky sweater! haHA!

In my defense, I wear sweaters all year round and will wear this sweater well into the spring, trading my coat for the breathable warmth of the sweater when the spring really kicks in.

The Starflower Sweater is a modified raglan pullover knit in beautiful chunky wool for a cosy hug of a sweater. Designed to be a beginner-friendly knit, Starflower is worked from the top down, so you can try it on as you go to get a perfect fit.

Starflower knitting pattern by Renee Callahan

I used  Hill View Farm Yarns Pleasingly Plumb wool for the sweater and I love the squishiness of the Bluefaced Leicester fibre.

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I was honoured to be the recipient of the very first batch of yarn from Hill View Farm. It is a lovely yarn and I know that Natasha, the owner, has some amazing plans for crafty retreats, workshops, and yarn-based goodness.

You can buy the Starflower pattern here, and if you sign up to the EastLondonKnit newsletter, you will get a code for a 30% discount on the pattern with your confirmation email.

Happy knitting,


p.s. I have some podcast (!) based plans in the works, and I would love to know if you listen to/watch podcasts. If so, what do you really like or dislike about them? More on this next week, but it would great to hear your opinions!