The Innocent Big Knit

The Innocent Big Knit

This month is the yearly big knit and it’s already got off to a great start. Before November hundreds of people knit tiny little hats to go on top of innocent smoothie bottles. The closing date for submitting your knitted hat creations is now over and all the major supermarkets are selling them along with a tasty drink.

For each smoothie that is sold with a hat on Innocent will donate 25p of that sale to the charity “Age UK”. This is a great cause to get involved in and we encourage you to buy a smoothie this November. Age UK invest a great deal of money into helping the elderly stay warm and toasty during the cold winter months and every little donation helps.

Despite the closing date for submitting your cute mini hats being over, there is still plenty of time to have a go at some of innocent’s own creations on their website, which they kindly provide the free knitting patterns for.

We reckon a few little knitted hats like this would make great Christmas decorations for around the top of your tree, or maybe they could add a little bit of spice to your desk at work. For the perfect wool to get you started try our Dolly Mix Wool from King Cole. Alternatively you can take a look at our entire wool selection on our website.

Enjoy The Big Knit!

Free Knitting Patterns

Armadillo Knitting PatternOn our travels around the internet we stumbled upon a great post made by the telegraph giving out some free knitting patterns. According to the article, designers Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne had a huge success with their “Knit Your Own Dog & Cat” books. They have gone on to release another book called Knit Your Own Zoo.Chameleon Knitting Pattern In This article they have kindly given out some of the zoo themed knitting patterns for free, so we thought we would share them with you. They would probably make a fantastic weekend project and we have the perfect wool for the job.

Our Dolly Mix DK Craft & Toy Wool comes in 20 different shades perfect for using when making knitted animals like this. You can take a look at the available shades on our online store.