Friday, 2.6. from 7 pm

Kick-Off event at Top-Lokal, Fleischmarkt 18, 1010 Wien

Louis Boria, Brooklyn Boy Knits
Nurgün Bayazıt und Kuğu Alper, Örgütopya
Michaela Ruppnig, für WolleWien
Emir Koc, Urth Yarns
Volker Merz, LangYarns
Diana Gregor-Patera, Stiftung Kindertraum
Vanessa Kuzmich, Moderation

As in 2019, we are once again holding our event exclusively as a charity event in favor of Stiftung Kindertraum. With your participation, YOU can make once more an important contribution to children in need. Thank you!

We start Friday evening where you can spend an enjoyable evening together with special guests at the Top-Lokal, followed with workshops on Saturday.   We are particularly thankful to have Louis Boria alias Brooklyn Boy Knits again in Vienna, also hosting one of the knitting courses. He is very much looking forward to seeing you all again and we are interesting to hear what Louis has to say about his career and experiences since 2019.
With Urth Yarns we have found a sponsor who makes it possible that Nurgün Bayazıt and Kuğu Alper from Örgütopya can join us. The Duo Örgütopya has already created several designs for UrthYarns.
Michaela Ruppnig, known for her creative knitting and crochet skills, will tell us lots of tricks.
We would also like to thank LangYarns for their support of Vienna City Knits 2023, with their great help, the event could be organised in this special way.

So, you can be part of an exciting and informative evening and, as already in 2019, the Top-Lokal will spoil us with appetizers and drinks.

We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, 3.6.

Workshops at TOP-Lokal and Wollewien at Fleischmarkt, 1010 Wien

With this year's motto "Design together", we want to inspire you to be courageous and creative in performing patterns in your knitwear. For this purpose, we have invited top-class designers to show you this way. We wish you lot of fun at the workshops. The workshops of Brooklyn Boy Knits and Örgütopya will take place twice, Michaela will hold her workshop in the afternoon. The number of participants is limited to 10 people per workshop, so that you have enough time to ask your questions and discuss during the 2 hours. Material will be provided, please bring a 80 cm circular knitting needle (3.5 mm).

Responsive image

Workshop 1: Louis Boria – Brooklyn Boy Knits – 10 am and 2 pm, Top-Lokal (englisch)

Breaking into Knit Design – an inside look into the world of hand knit design
In this class we will discuss both, flat and in the round knit design. We learn how to incorporate different stitch pattern into our design and how to properly choose yarn and colors. 

Other topics to be discussed in this class:
most optimal cast on and bind off techniques.
charting colorwork for fair isle.
reinterpreting stitch pattern for in the round.
note taking and pattern writing.
tips and tricks.

Responsive image

Workshop 2: Nurgün und Kuğu – Örgütopya - 10 am and 2 pm, Top-Lokal (englisch)

How to develop a pattern
Nurgün and Kuğu, the Duo of Örgütopya will talk about their designs and will bring some samples. Two examples you can already see at WolleWien are Autumn in Istanbul and Rythmic Shawl. They will explain
what is their inspiration by developing a pattern
which techniques they use
how colors are combined
how they find the name of the pattern
their work together as knitting designers

Responsive image

Workshop 3: Michaela Ruppnig – for WolleWien – 2 pm WolleWien (german)

Construction of shawls
Michaela will show you how to design and knit the most incredible shawls with yarn scraps. She will explain how you can cleverly create great pattern mixes. Which simple possibilities can be used for beautiful edges or finishing edges. How to create the shape of a shawl through increases and decreases. She will encourage you to use patterns skilfully in your knitting.

Responsive image
The good cause

Design together should be fun for you and with your participation you will be making a great contribution to children with disabilities who are in desperate need of support. Stiftung Kindertraum has been fulfilling children's dreams with a lot of commitment and empathy since 1998. Especially in times like these, our help is needed. We are counting on you!

Entrance fees incl. Material for the Workshops

Kick-off at Friday, 2.6. 19:00 € 45.–
Workshop 1, Saturday, 3.6. 10:00 € 75,–
Workshop 1, Saturday, 3.6. 14:00 € 75,–
Workshop 2, Saturday, 3.6. 10:00 € 75,–
Workshop 2, Saturday, 3.6. 14:00 € 75,–
Workshop 3, Saturday, 3.6. 14:00 € 50,–

Tickets available, online order via, by e-mail to or directy at WolleWien, Fleischmarkt 13, 1010 Wien

Registration for the event