We have launched this year’s Commit To Knit campaign.
As in previous years we will be asking all knitters and crocheters in the UK to commit to make at least one item for charity in September.
The focus for this year’s campaign is to support yarn shops nationwide.
“This year we want yarn shops to get involved by hosting a Commit To Knit day in store, and we are currently developing downloadable packs for those wanting to take part,” explains Annabelle Hill, Chair of UK Hand Knitting’s Promotions Committee.
This year we are particularly asking crafters to make hats for the homeless and refugees, which will be offered to Crisis, The Salvation Army and St Mungo’s. The Wherever I Lay My Hat campaign will run until Christmas giving you plenty of time to make a hat or even two.
Details of where to send completed hats will be available across social media and the UK Hand Knitting newsletter during September. Hats can also be dropped off at The Knitting and Stitching shows at Alexandra Palace and Harrogate, as well as Yarndale.
We will be revealing some special hat patterns for this year’s campaign later this week and you can find the current selection of free charity patterns on our website.
We will also be asking you about your favourite local yarn shops in the coming weeks, so why not encourage your to get involved?