• What: Droving Socks Workshop
  • When: Saturday May 19th from 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Black Sheep Wools, Warrington
  • Book: Fully booked!


  • What: Steeking Workshop
  • When: Saturday June 2nd from 2pm to 4pm
  • Where: Sheffield Branch of the Knitting and Crochet Guild Group
  • Book: Via Sheffield branch


  • What: Celtic Cables Workshop
  • When: Saturday June 9th from 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Black Sheep Wools, Warrington
  • Book: Via Black Sheeep Wools


  • What: Ann Kingstone’s Yorkshire Knitting Tour
  • When: Sunday July 8th to Sunday July 15th
  • Where: Yorkshire Dales
  • Book: Fully booked!


  • What: Yarndale (exhibitor)
  • When: Saturday September 29th to Sunday September 30th
  • Where: Skipton Auction Mart
  • Book: Via Yarndale site


  • What: Droving Socks
  • When:  Saturday November 17th from 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Black Sheep Wools, Warrington
  • Book: Via Black Sheep Wools


2 thoughts on “Events

  1. Hi,

    I was looking at your knitting tour of Yorkshire – I’ll see if I manage to plan for it, we usually do our relief around mid July (I’m an officer in the merchant navy). But I have one question – would there be a possibility to learn swaving? I read about it in Penelope Lister Hemingway’s book and I’m intrigued – this is something I’d love to try. Is there a chance someone could demonstrate this technique? I see Penelope herself is going to be one of the presenters, wonderful! I’m very much looking forward to learning how to use a sheath (a knitting sheath, that is! That came out wrong…)

    Anyhow, I guess it’s first come, first served. I am checking with my reliever, the other master of this ship, if we manage to swing it for next summer. It would be a pity to miss it, and 500£ down the drain is always a pain (if I can’t attend).

    Petra Ahnfors

    1. Hi Petra,

      I see that you have booked for the tour since writing this. I am delighted that I will have the pleasure of welcoming you to Yorkshire and sharing our knitting heritage with you! :o)

      Unfortunately swaving is a method of knitting that is lost to history. Though Penelope has done excellent research about it, she has been unable to discover a definitive description or video from which we can confidently reconstruct the method in order to teach it. We can teach how to use a knitting stick, and I will ask Penelope to demonstrate how to ‘strike t’loop’ as far as she is able. However, swaving seems to have been a necessary element of doing this at great speed, and neither of us feel we have developed the proficiency and speed required for it.

      Have you read Penelope’s excellent blog posts on the subject?



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