Today marks the start of National Knitting Week, 5-11 October 2015. Although at UK Hand Knitting every week is about encouraging people to knit and crochet and share the love of everything yarnie, National Knitting Week is a time when we encourage other knitters, crocheters and yarn retailers to get on board and make a noise about yarn crafts too.
Central to National Knitting Week this year is Commit to Knit our campaign to get 1,000 knitters and crocheters to sign up to make at least one item for charity this autumn, but signing up is not the only way for you to support knitting week.
You could go to a knitting group for the first time. These are a great way to meet new people, learn new techniques or to just have an excuse to knit without interruption for a while. If you don’t know of a local knitting group email Bronagh@ukhandknitting.com so we can check our lists to help. Once our new website is up there will be a searchable database of knitting groups.
If you are already part of a knitting group use this week to invite learners or to plan a learn to knit event for the run up to Christmas.
If you don’t want to be part of an organised event why not knit on the bus or in a public place and chat to the people who ask you about your knitting.
Or wear your best hand knits all week.
We just ask that you are loud and proud about your knitting this week.