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Stashbusting for Commit To Knit (and how to adapt a pattern from DK to Aran)

This year as part of Commit to Knit we are asking people to make and donate hats for homelessness and refugee charities. We have a number of free hat patterns on our website including our basic beanie pattern. This simple pattern is easily customised: so you can use up your yarn stash by using stripes… Continue reading Stashbusting for Commit To Knit (and how to adapt a pattern from DK to Aran)

Charity projects, Events, News

Commit to Knit 2019 events

If you are taking part in Commit to Knit month and planning to knit or crochet something for charity during September, here are some events organised by retailers that might be of interest to you. Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Every Wednesday and Thursday in September Join Yvonne and Sandra to make hats for the… Continue reading Commit to Knit 2019 events

Charity projects, Events, News, Patterns

Commit To Knit 2019 – Wherever I Lay My Hat

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… Continue reading Commit To Knit 2019 – Wherever I Lay My Hat

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Tips for crocheting spiral granny squares

Among this year’s Commit to Knit pattern collection, we have a stunning crochet blanket that features “spiral granny squares”. We have been very excited about learning to make this new style of square but they are a little different to make, so we thought we should pass on the tips we’ve picked up. When you… Continue reading Tips for crocheting spiral granny squares

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Check out our lovely new patterns celebrating Commit to Knit month

September is all about charity knitting for us. It is this year’s Commit to Knit month when we ask knitters and crocheters to commit to making one item for crochet during the month. We know lots of you already donate your skills to crafting items for charities nationwide. There are at least 6 million people… Continue reading Check out our lovely new patterns celebrating Commit to Knit month

Charity projects

How knitters and crocheters can help the Grenfell Tower fire survivors

The Grenfell Tower fire in west London last week has been dominating a lot of people’s thoughts and we know that knitters have been asking if there is anything they can do to help the Grenfell survivors. We have checked with some of the charities involved in collecting and distributing the initial donations to the… Continue reading How knitters and crocheters can help the Grenfell Tower fire survivors

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Why knit in public

This Saturday, 10 June 2017, is World Wide Knit in Public Day. Pretty much as it says on the tin, this is when knitters of all abilities, styles and nationalities take their needles and yarn out and about. For some people this means going to an organised Knit in Public Day event. A number of… Continue reading Why knit in public

Charity projects, Events, News

Three reasons to Commit To Knit for charity this June

June is Commit to Knit month, when we ask you to commit to knit or crochet at least one item for charity. So why should you get involved? Stashbusting A lot of the patterns in the special charity knitting supplement we have put together with the lovely folk at Simply Knitting (look out for it… Continue reading Three reasons to Commit To Knit for charity this June

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It’s National Knitting Week – get involved

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… Continue reading It’s National Knitting Week – get involved

Charity projects, Events, News

Commit to Knit – Time to Volunteer

Recently we asked you to nominate your favourite charity that takes knitted or crocheted items and we were amazed by the response.  We were inundated with nominations and we have now contacted all the charities and voluntary organisations just to make sure they want to take part. The list for 2015 is now complete and… Continue reading Commit to Knit – Time to Volunteer