This month we’re focusing on the Virtual Knit Off, Knit For Nowt and making poppies! Plus, see what our Let’s Knit Together members have been making for charity.
The Francis House Virtual Knit Off is returning for 2021! Enter pictures of your makes into any of the five fun categories including the natural world, cuddly soft toy, novice knitter, beautiful baby item and attractive accessory. The £3 entry fee will raise funds for Francis House childrens’ hospice, providing end-of-life care to young people with life-limiting conditions. The Knit Off opens on 1st July and closes at midnight on 31st August 2021. After a public vote, beginning on 7th September, winners will be announced on 23rd September. For more information and to enter this fantastic competition, visit francishouse.org.uk/knitoff
KNIT FOR NOWT
Based in Yorkshire, Knit-for-Nowt appeals to crafters for knitted, crocheted or sewn hand puppets and ‘worry monsters’, which are used by therapists to help children suffering from abuse, neglect and bereavement. These colourful creations are a great way to give children a safe distance from their experiences, and have been found to be a very effective way of aiding communication, helping youngsters to open up to their therapists and helpers. For patterns and more information, visit knitfornowt.org
As part of its ongoing support of the Royal British Legion, which this year will celebrate its
centenary, Deramores is donating 50% of the RRP of its crochet and knitted poppy digital patterns, along with 10% of the RRPs of its endorsed kits, to the charity. Knit your own poppy brooches, cushions, and blankets to help the Royal British Legion to continue supporting the Armed Forces. Don’t forget to share pictures of your makes on social media with #DeramoresPoppy and find more information at deramores.com
What Our Let’s Knit Together Members Have Been Making For Charity
I’ve been buying and collecting dolls and knitting outfits for the dementia residents in nursing homes around my area
These are my latest teddies. My partner and I are members of our local cancer committee and I’ve made these for the next tombola.
Would you like to be featured on next month’s blog? Share your charity knits on the private Facebook group and we’ll make sure it gets added to our next blog!