Are you ready to Commit to Knit?

June is Commit to Knit month 2016, when we ask you to pledge to knit an item (or more than one) for charity.

The month follows on from our first Commit to Knit campaign last year when hundreds of knitters and crocheters signed up to make items for a number of charities with yarn based projects. This year we have decided run the campaign in June to coincide with Worldwide Knit in Public day on Saturday 18 June, and we hope that some of you will organise charity-knitting events through your knitting groups on the day.

This year we are focusing on eight charities and have worked with our member yarn companies to put together a set of patterns – one for each of the charities The charities are we are supporting are Knit For Peace, Project Linus, Knit A Square, Oxfam, RSPCA, Mission To Seafarers, Bonnie Babies and  AYME Mums.

We have teamed up with Immediate Media, publisher of Simply Knitting, Simply Crochet and The Knitter, to create a Commit to Knit pattern booklet which will be given away with copies of those magazines over the next few weeks.

The patterns will also be made available of the UK Hand Knitting website over the period of the campaign. Three of the patterns are already on the site for you to make a start – click here to see our egg cosy, crochet tulip and preemie hat patterns.

How to Commit

If you want to knit or crochet something for charity during June please sign up to the campaign here. And if your knitting group would like to pick a charity to knit for during the campaign or would like to organise a charity knitting in public event, you can join the campaign here.

There will be suggestions and advice on organising an event in future weeks and we’ll be running prizes draws for individuals and groups who sign up during June.

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Look out for the Commit to Knit booklet with Simply Knitting, Simply Crochet and The Knitter magazines

 

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One thought on “Are you ready to Commit to Knit?

  1. Reblogged this on Knitters and Hookers and commented:
    So I have to be honest with you, I committed to knit (well crochet actually) last year, and I’m still working on the project. I can’t even blame the fact that it’s a big project requiring hours of work because it’s not. And this post has just given me the kick up the proverbial that I needed to finish it off. I’m not going to commit this year until I can finish my current commitment, but if you have the time and inclination, please check out the charities that are being supported this year who would be delighted to receive your knitted and crocheted works. Aileen x

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