A thank you from street children in Afghanistan

A young girl sends her thanks to Knit for Peace

We have just received some great photos from Afghanistan where knitted jumpers have been distributed to street children, families living in tents and an orphan association. The jumpers were kindly knitted and donated by Knit for Peace supporters and will help the children to keep warm. The children send their thanks in the slideshow below: […]

Knitting our way to love on Valentine’s day!

Knitting our way to love on Valentine's day!

Once again the time to remember our loved ones has come around and here at Knit for Peace we went down to the University of East London to put some needles and yarn to the apt use of knitting some hearts. Knitting is a wonderful way to bring people together and is surprisingly versatile. There […]

Volunteer Knitting Group Leaders Needed!

Volunteer Knitting Group Leaders Needed!

Knit for Peace has a wonderful opportunity to meet others and help out by sharing your craft skills! We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and outgoing knitters to join our team of volunteers to support existing charity knitting groups in schools, community groups and prisons. Volunteers may also start new knitting groups anywhere in the country. […]

Teddies For Kids Living With Cancer

Teddies For Kids Living With Cancer

Teddies can mean the world to a child. Whether times are good or bad, the soft, cuddly and ever friendly animals hold steadfast in their firm and undemanding friendship. That’s why we are supporting Cancer Recovery UK’s attempt to send out 2000 goody bags, with as many teddies as possible, to children living with cancer […]

A New Year’s wish for Peace

All of us here at Knit for Peace would like to take this opportunity to wish our readers a happy and peaceful new year. We will be out and about with our needles and yarn, encouraging people from all walks of life to sit down and spend time with us making things and getting to […]

Knit a hat for a premature baby

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We have had a request from the staff at Stoke Mandeville Hospital Neonatal Unit for hats for premature babies. Statistics have shown that a hat is very useful to a small baby in helping it regulate its temperature and can in some cases make a difference between being admitted to the unit and staying at […]

Charity News from Knit For Peace India

Charity News from Knit For Peace India

Our partners in India have been in touch to let us know where all the wonderful charity knitted garments you have made have ended up. Top of the list is the Blind School in Delhi, where every pupil at has received a jumper to keep them warm during their classes. In the undeveloped rural areas […]

Movember Charity Knitting in Oxford!

Movember Charity Knitting in Oxford!

As part of Oxford Students’ Union Gender Equality Fair, Knit for Peace were invited down to get the world’s brightest knitting. As well as teaching some of the students to knit their first squares, one of the more advanced participants also managed to knit  a moustache in aid of Movember!    More on Movember at […]

Charity Projects Bags For Sale!

Charity Projects Bags For Sale!

We have lovely hand-made project bags on sale to raise funds for our charity! All the way from India, these bags have been made from recycled silk saris, by women from a small self-help group. They have been beautifully made and are fully-lined to ensure needles do not poke through. The bags are also drawstring […]

Reclaiming the streets – Knitting for Peace on Hampstead High Street!

Reclaiming the streets - Knitting for Peace on Hampstead High Street!

We decided to reclaim the streets by Knitting for Peace on Hampstead High Street! Yesterday, we tweeted to our followers that we would be setting up a table and chairs outside in response to the London riots by giving a show of solidarity and peace by knitting items for charity with whoever wanted to join […]