The Innocent Big Knit – Get Involved

Need a new idea to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays? how about joining in with The Big Knit?. Every year hundreds of people knit tiny little hats to go on the top of innocent smoothie bottles to help raise money for Age UK.

For each smoothie that is sold with a hat on,  25p of that sale will be donated to the charity “Age UK”. This is a great cause to get involved in and we encourage you to buy a smoothie with a cute hat. 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. Last year over £200,000 was raised to help keep thousands of older people warm and healthy in the UK.

There is plenty of time to have a go at some of innocent’s own creations ranging from beginner patterns to advanced  all available on their website, which they kindly provide the free knitting patterns for. If you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous create your own designs, how about some cute little animal designs or some funky avenger style hats, the ideas are endless!

We think these cute little hats could be used for lots of things, fab for the kiddies toys, cute little bottle toppers for wine gifts or just to decorate your house. 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!

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Learn To Knit This Christmas

When your not cooking the Christmas Dinner or playing board games with your family this year during the Christmas festivities, you way want something to keep you entertained. So why not learn a new skill. Knitting is a great way to spend some free time and when your good enough you can can do it while doing other things like watching the TV.

Knitting is a widely used therapeutic tool in mental institutions due to its ability to keep people focused and calm, so Christmas is the perfect time to learn this great relaxing hobby. We have found a brilliant little video on Youtube to help you learn the basics of knitting.

Have A Great Christmas!

Our Favourite Knitting Websites

Ravelry

Ravelry is a social network purley for knitters. It focuses on connecting people based on the hobby of knitting and crochet. Imagine Facebook but just full of hobbyists sharing knitting ideas and patterns. Ravelry is a great place to meet people with the same hobby as you and you can even sell completed knits in their online marketplace to other members.

Knitting Pattern Central

This website is great for finding knitting patterns for a new project and they also have a great archive of knitting tutorials to help you learn new techniques to impress you friends at your next meet with your knitting group. You can also do the same and submit tips and tricks to the website for the rest of the community to read.

All Free Knitting

The All Free Knitting Website is totally dedicated to offering its users with a huge archive of Free knitting patterns and tutorials to help people become lovers of knitting. This website even goes to the extend to review all sorts of different types of Wool and Yarn, offering you the perfect place to find just what you need for any project you are embarking on.

UK Hand Knitting Association

This is a body that represents many things to do with knitting around the UK. Here you can find out about local craft groups, find local craft shops, find out about events and shows, and of course learn to knit. This website can be a very good starting point for a beginner to the world of knitting.