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A new, fresh and exciting way of aiding wellbeing,
using a combination of cooking and knitting
as a mindfulness practice,
we call knititation.®

We must be doing something right!

Over 100 people have
backed us on

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and our book
the prestigious

The Most Innovative Cookbook in the World
at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in China
and the
Best of the Best
of 25 years of the
Gourmand World cookbook awards
at the Louvre, Paris 2020
Highly Commended
at the
British Knitting and Crochet Awards 2019
as the
UK’s favourite Knitting Book.

The Book

Knit and Nibble: life’s patterns, recipes and games.

Knit and Nibble® a book about knitting, cooking and mindfulness to add colour to your clothes, food and mind.

James' new book was recently awarded most innovative cookbook in the work at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign it is now available to pre-order.

"We can't get enough of James McIntosh and his inspiring journey."

Let's Knit Magazine

Simply Knitting's Book of the Month:

"This book will put a smile on your face."


Don’t know how to read a knitting pattern?

No problem !

Knit and Nibble teaches all of that and more. Six sizes are provided for each knitting pattern. All patterns are written in easy to read recipe format.
If you can follow a recipe, you can knit a sweater.


Need something to nibble while you knit?

No problem !

35 world-award winning sweet treats for sharing at knitting club or nibbling on your own, are in the book. And some games to play with yarn too.

Colour, in your life, clothes,food and mind.

All backed up
Dr. Thomas A. Ernst FRCP
James McIntosh MA

"Knit and Nibble is a beautifully presented collection of knits that are fun and relaxing to make and stylish to look at – perfect for male knitters and anyone looking for a pattern the men in their lives will actually want to wear. Designed with beginner knitters in mind, the book combines classic garment, accessory and gift patterns with personal insights into how knitting helped James recover from depression, as well as a mouthwatering selection of recipes for sweet treats."

Come join the knitting clan! 

Every other Tuesday evening, come rain or come sunshine at John the Unicorn in South East London.

Don’t know how to knit? No problem.

Just bring some yarn and needles along and we'll get you started. Double knitting yarn (also called DK) and 4mm needles are a great place to start.

It’s a fun and friendly bunch, we learn from each other and all we ask is that you buy a drink from the bar.


Knit and Nibble Time
@John the Unicorn  

Mar 10 & 24
Apr 7 & 21
May 5 & 19
Jun 2 & 16 & 30
Sep 8 & 22
Oct 6 & 20
Nov 3 & 17
Dec 1 & 15

7:00 - 9:00pm

157-158 Rye Lane
SE15 4TL


Knitting, or knititation® as we call it,
can become a beginners tool to mindfulness.

Developing a sense of wellbeing, starting with one stitch at a time.

A fun and joyful way of starting a journey into mindfulness
for those that may struggle with other more
traditional mindfulness-based techniques.

Don’t know where to start?

No problem !

All is explained in Knit and Nibble®.

Pair of Hands Knitting with blue wool
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