The stitch and bitch concept is alive and well in Bangkok (well, the stitch part at least!) at niche knitting cafe Bigknit. It has to be one of the cutest places I’ve found in my wanders (near Samitivej Hospital, on Sukhumvit Soi 49) – a cafe offering knitting lessons from a Japanese knitting queen along with coffee, Thai food and homemade desserts (a cosy combo, don’t you think?).
The cafe serves as a hangout for well-heeled Thai and Japanese ladies who lunch, as they whip up creative pieces at the long, central table or on one of the knitted cushion-strewn couches.
You can’t help but be inspired to get crafty being surrounded by all the colourful and multi-textured balls of wool lining the walls and the crazy knitted bags, toys and scarves adorning the space. So much so, my mum’s decided to join the knitting frenzy and is now making our impending new arrival something wild and woolly!