The Big Knit Knitting Parties
We are hosting a series of special knitting parties at our Sunday Knitternoon to support The Big Knit campaign for Age UK! The Big Knit started in 2003 as a collaboration with Innocent Drinks. People everywhere knit tiny hats and Innocent put them on their smoothies. For every hat-wearing smoothie sold, Innocent donate 25p to Age UK. The campaign has raised £2.5m for the charity to date!
We love this idea as much as we love playing with yarn, so we're super excited to get involved and partner with wonderful local knitting companies to support this fundraiser! At each of these events you can drop in to knit a hat and if you're a beginner, we'll show you how! Yarn will be provided by our lovely yarn partners.
Parties will take place every Sunday and we are super excited to have the following guest hosts:
Sunday, 9 June, 2pm - 4pm with Stitch & Story
Sunday, 23 June, 2pm - 4pm with Knit the Bed
Sunday, 30 June, 2pm - 4pm with Erika Knight
If you aren't able to attend an event but want to get involved, you can drop in and knit a hat any time (we'll provide the yarn & needles but instruction depends on who is working in the shop that day!) or you can knit hats at home and drop them off at the shop any time before 30 June and we'll make sure they get to The Big Knit! There are some adorable patterns here.