Special News

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Get Involved! The Big Woolly Weekend! 10th & 11th of June 2017 Calling all knitters! Bergere de France has created The Big Woolly Weekend project, which calls on knitters to get together and knit in public for Knit for Peace and The Jo Cox Foundation‘s The Great Get Together. On the 10th or 11th of June, […]

May 2017 Newsletter

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Beautiful Designer Patterns Last year KnitPro very generously created a project in aid of Knit for Peace. Patterns for twelve gorgeous blanket squares, created by high profile designers, were released weekly through our website. They are now available to purchase as one e-book for just £6. Along with the patterns the e-book also contains ideas […]

The Health Benefits of Knitting

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We have launched our report on The Health Benefits of Knitting.. Click here to see a preview. If you would like to have your own FREE digital copy or would like a printed copy for £5.00 email us at knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk.  

March Newsletter 2017

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Thank you! First of all, we want to say a big Thank You to all you knitters. Knit for Peace has grown and we are now receiving knitting from 1,041 groups and 4,188 individuals and lots from those who want to remain anonymous. What all have in common is a love of knitting (or crochet) and […]

February Newsletter 2017

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Venice knitting retreat 10-14 July 2017 Join us for a Friends of Knit for Peace knitting retreat to Venice. An opportunity to sight-see and make new friends based in a 16th Century Palazzo in the Dorsoduro district. The Hotel is wonderfully well positioned, in the Dosodouro district, which isn’t too tripperish, very near to vaporetto […]

January Newsletter

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Refugee Appeal Update Thank you! First and foremost thank you all for your generous donations of both money and wool and knitting. We successfully reached our target before Christmas and the first consignment of wool and haberdashery was sent off, and a second consignment due to go. We also continue to send warm clothes, blankets […]

Appeal – Practical Help for Refugees

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I am sure that like me you were shocked and horrified to watch the news last night coming out of the embattled cities of Mosul and Alleppo. The scenes we witnessed will undoubtedly result in an increase in the numbers of people seeking refuge in the refugee camps in the area. You may have felt […]

November Newsletter

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Helping Fellow Knitters As the cold weather creeps in we are glad to be sending out warm blankets and clothing. Thank you Knitters.  As well as collecting and distributing donated knitting to those in need, we fund groups and individuals so they can set up knitting businesses in developing countries. Many are tied to their […]

October Newsletter

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Making the world a little warmer Loads of knitting went out this month, partly because we feared we might drown under the parcels (40 a day!). With the approach of winter, warm clothes and blankets are really needed. We have sent knitting to refugees in Syria, Greece and Calais; to asylum seekers throughout the UK, […]

August Newsletter

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Knit what you like! Although we give suggestions as to what things are being particularly asked for, we find a home for everything. We know some of our older arthritic knitters like to knit smaller lighter items, like baby hats or matinee jackets, that is fine, knit what you enjoy knitting! Volunteering for Knit for […]