by Renée Callahan

New Pattern: Malahide!



Today I have a new pattern out! Meet Malahide!

Malahide knitting pattern

Named for a seaside neighbourhood near Dublin, Malahide is a round yoked sweater, worked seamlessly from the top-down with pretty stranded colour work in the yoke and around the edges. Made with cropped sleeves and body, the sweater could easily be made longer.

As ever, subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter get an exclusive discount, and Patreons* get all my new patterns for free!

* Excluding Stockinette Stitch Tier subscribers.


I used a lovely lambswool from Townhouse yarns, Olla No.2 (100% Lambswool; 410 m/448 yds per 100g skein) in main colour Port; 2 (3, 3, 3, 3)(3, 4, 4, 4) skeins, and contrast colour Embrace; 1 skein.

If substituting for another fingering/4ply weight yarn, you will need approximately:

Main colour
180 (205, 220, 245, 260)(290, 305, 330, 345) grams
740 (840, 900, 1005, 1065)(1190, 1250, 1355, 1415) metres 810 (920, 985, 1100, 1165)(1300, 1365, 1480, 1545) yards
Contrast colour
30 (35, 40, 40, 45)(50, 55, 55, 60) grams
125 (145, 165, 165, 185)(205, 225, 225, 245) metres 135 (160, 180, 180, 200)(225, 245, 245, 270) yards

SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
This sweater is meant to have a generous fit with a bit of positive ease. I am modelling size 3 and I have a 91 cm/36 inch bust.

I will be chatting about the pattern in the next episode of the EastLondonKnit podcast🙂

Happy knitting, Rx

EastLondonKnit podcast 75: lazarus socks and seaside

Episode 75: Lazarus socks & seaside



The latest edition of the podcast is up with chat about resurrecting a long-dead wip and a little seaside zen at the end. Full show notes can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knititng, 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,


by Renée Callahan

Episode 49: The Modernist

It has been a while, but I have a new episode of the podcast out with special guest Thewoolkitchen to chat about yarn dyeing and our new collaboration: The Modernist

Show notes can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group

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 podcast 41 making new knitters

Episode 41: Making New Knitters


In this episode, I tell you about an Instagram giveaway, as share some great knitting advice for beginner knitters.


This episode is brought to you by the Starflower Shawl. Until 2nd November, 2018, use code STARFLOWERSINFALL when you check out for a 20% discount.

Show notes in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting,



Episode 35: Brioche on the Beach


A new, rather petite, podcast is out today!

In this little shorty episode, I chat about my new pattern: Brioche on the Beach and then mostly complain about the heat!

And because it is a new pattern,  subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter get a discount code for 20% off Brioche on the Beach until until 27th August 2018!
Extra bonus prize for early birds: When you purchase the pattern, you will get a discount code for Retrosaria Mondim yarn until 16th August 2018!!

Big enough to keep you warm on the beach after the sun has gone down, and light enough to fit into your carry-on luggage, this wrap is a perfect accompaniment to a week in the Azores, or anywhere you would like to curl up under a mass of beautiful, warm and squishy knitting.

For those familiar with brioche knitting, Brioche on the Beach will be a straightforward project, easily adjusted to any yarn. For beginners to brioche, the project will be more challenging, but is definitely doable! I have created a few video tutorials to provide a little extra support.


Happy knitting!


Gyda’s Braids is live!

My latest pattern is now ready for your needles!

Introducing Gyda’s Braids:

Gyda's Braids knitting pattern by Renee CallahanNamed for the legendary Viking queen, Gyda’s Braids is a beautiful warm layer designed in luxurious Woolfolk yarn. A top-down, aran-weight cardigan, it begins with just three stitches, and grows seamlessly from the back to the front with twisting cables and knit-as-you-go button bands.

Limited introductory offer:
Subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter get a discount code for Gyda’s Braids until 25th June!

Woolfolk Tov (100% extra fine merino wool; 158 m/173 yds per 100g skein) in colourway T02 (medium grey); 7 (8, 10, 12) skeins. If substituting yarns, you will need roughly:
640 (785, 925, 1130) g
1010 (1240, 1460, 1785) metres
1105 (1360, 1600, 1955) yards

of aran-weight yarn

4.5 mm/US 7 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), long circular

17.5 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm/4 inches in Stockinette stitch blocked.

You can buy Gyda’s Braids here.



Happy knitting,


EastLondonKnit podcast with Jen AC

Episode 29: Jen Arnall-Culliford


This episode I talk techniques with Jen Arnall Culliford (aka JenACKnitwear), and all about her latest, cable-tastic endeavour!

Happy knitting!