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Join our autumn charity knit

This is the time of year when many of us turn our thoughts and needles to knitting gifts for Christmas and we hope you can find a bit of time to help us with our Christmas Appeal.

Last year we asked you to knit or crochet festive stockings which we turned in to strings of bunting and sent them out to care homes, hospices, lunch clubs and even a food bank. We had more than 1,100 stockings arrive at our office and we were so amazed with your generosity.

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Some of last year’s mini stockings

This year we are again asking you for Christmas stockings and there are three patterns on our website to help you. We will be turning the stockings in to Christmas decorations, so feel free to decorate them with beads or sequins. If you are visiting Yarndale or The Knitting and Stitching shows at Alexandra Palace and Harrogate we will be selling these stockings to raise money for Mind, a wonderful charity that works for better mental health for everyone and who are well known for their Crafternoon campaign.

Any stockings that are left over will be sent out to care homes, hospices etc, so if you know of an organisation that would like some stockings please do let us know by emailing

If you have a bit of spare yarn and half an hour, please consider making a stocking for our Christmas Appeal. You can drop your stockings off with us at the shows mentioned above or please send them to UK Hand Knitting, 60 Bridge Road East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1JU and please include your name and address so we can be sure to thank you.

Thank you for being so wonderful.

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