The Ultimate Holiday – India with added knitting

– Come and knit and dye and spin, and learn how if necessary!
– At the award winning Green Hotel, Mysore
– Full – time Knitter in Residence for all your knitting help needs
– Learn vegetable dying from national award winning dyer
– India, in a comfortable, secure environment
– Ideal for the single traveller
– Share skills with local knitters
– Unique textile shopping opportunities
– A chance to visit projects helped by Knit for Peace

The Charities Advisory Trust will be running Knit for Peace Holidays through the month of September at its award winning Green Hotel in Mysore, linking two of its projects to offer unique holidays for people who want to do something creative and relaxing in an exotic location whilst directly benefiting the local community. This holiday represents the latest thinking; offering a comfortable, relaxing, secure opportunity to discover India coupled with the chance to practice and learn a skill, which research indicates promotes good mental health and well being.

Travellers will also be able to see at first hand the impact of the charity in the local community.Supported by a full time Knitter in Residence, Jane Lithgow, an experienced hand knitting teacher and designer from the United Kingdom plus local craftspeople we intend to offer a range of activities from which the traveller can choose as intensive or gently paced experience as they wish. We have the privilege to be able to offer tuition in natural vegetable dyeing with a national award winning dyer, Dr Ishmail Khatri. This holiday is suitable for single travellers as friendships are soon formed over knitting under a shady tree in the sunshine. There will also be opportunities to share skills with local knitters.

Shopping and sightseeing opportunities are included with the emphasis on local textiles such as sari silk and hand spun yarns bought directly from the craftsperson wherever possible. Priced at £895 per nine day stay inclusive of full board, transfers, activities and trips, with the option of longer stays or perhaps as part of a longer visit to India, the trip offers excellent value for money. The hotel’s policy is to operate with the lowest possible environmental impact and actively seeks to recruit suitable candidates from the most vulnerable local communities. All profits from the Green Hotel are used for charitable purposes in India. Contact Jane Lithgow, Knit for Peace Project Manager at for more details.