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 […]

October Newsletter


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 […]

December Newsletter


Help for Refugees – a simple request

Kurdistan Appeal

We’ve just had an urgent request for warm clothes and blankets to go to Kurdistan, where there are 1.8 million refugees. Most have fled civil wars and ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Last winter 6,000 refugees died from the cold. We have now found a way of getting a convoy through, which would deliver the stuff […]

July Newsletter


Knitting Medley


A few days after I started working for Knit for Peace I was invited to attend the Knitting Medley at the University Women’s Club. I have to say I was somewhat nervous at the prospect of double-knitting as the first session of the day – I had only ever been a very basic knitter and […]

March Newsletter



Visit our Etsy Shop


We have some wonderful hand made items for sale in our new Etsy Shop. Including: bags and needle cases, silk saris and knitted accessories. They are available in a range of colours but we have limited numbers so you will have to move quickly! Remember you can still visit our online shop and pay securely via paypal. All proceeds […]

Warm clothes please

baby jumpers

As the weather gets colder requests for warm clothes are pouring in. Particularly needed are baby clothes: jackets, sweaters and cardigans. We always get a good amount of hats because they are quick to knit. There are lots of patterns for baby clothes on our newly re-designed patterns page. We have been able to help […]