Friday, 11 October 2013

Knitting Fridays - The Big Knit

With this years bonfire costume complete, my hands have felt restless in the evenings so I was delighted when heard about The Big Knit, run by Innocent drinks to raise money and awareness for AgeUK.  

The idea is simple - in the words of AgeUK "The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people. You knit the hats, innocent drinks wear them and 25p of every drink sold will go to Age UK".

If you can't knit you can still be involved by designing your owl little virtual hat and sharing it on Facebook and Twitter.  This is mine - cute eh?

This project has been really well thought out with 12 patterns available for either knitting or crochet for a range of abilities.  I decided on the 'doddle' patter so I could getting going quickly and soon had completed my first hat.  Feeling inspired I soon followed this with a bonfire hat!
These hats really are simple to knit and very quick too!  I was that impressed that I asked my Rangers if they would like to make them too!  They were keen having seen the hats for sale in previous years.  About half of them know how to knit although most of those can't cast on so I'll have to have the needles fully loaded before hand!  I have also had a go at making hats that only involve knitting, not purling for those who are complete novices. 
I think these will make great starter projects.  They are simple to make and very quick to do.  I can make one in about 20 minutes which means there's a real chance of a beginner completing one in a two hour meeting.
Meanwhile, the wool has arrived for my next project - I can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. I love it! here's mine ... xx


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