Knitting for charity can be a really rewarding and fun experience. Not only are you doing something you love, you are also providing a little bit of joy through your generous knitted contribution. Although it’s important to remember those in need or less fortunate throughout the year, they really come in to our minds at this time of year when we see the shops packed to the rafters with people buying gifts and things they will probably not give a second look to after Christmas.
How nice would it feel to give someone a worthwhile,
hand knitted present and know that this item will become treasured and loved, I think that is the best gift.
The UK Hand Knitting Association
This year’s Christmas project at the UK Hand Knitting Association is a cosy dressing gown, created from crocheted and knitted squares. The project is called Knit For Peace: Cosy at Christmas and this knitting association is asking crafters to knit or crochet a square which will be put with others to make a gorgeous dressing gown. These gowns will go to refugee centres, homeless shelters, and hospitals.
If you pop onto the site you can download the easy to follow patterns.
You may have already seen this one as it is advertised on every bottle of Innocent smoothie bottle that you buy!
When you knit one of these little hats, 25p from each drink sold goes to Age UK, which is a charity aimed at helping vulnerable older people.
It is for a great cause, and again the site provides knitting patterns and full details of how to donate.
Battersea dogs and cats home is asking people to knit cosy blankets for our furry friends coming in to this harsh Winter season. I think it is a lovely idea, as I hate the thought of these animals not having a cosy place to sleep whilst waiting for their new home.
Again details of where to send your knitted creations can be found on the website.