FAQs about Knit for Peace


Still got questions about what we do? Here are some of the faqs we get about Knit for Peace.

What is Knit for Peace?

We are a charity that receives knitted/crocheted clothes and blankets and distributes them to people in need all over the UK. You can read about us and how we got started here.

What knitted items do you accept?

We only accept new, unworn, hand-made (not shop bought) items. These can be knitted or crocheted. We are delighted for any knitted items you donate and can always find people who need them. There are patterns available but these are just to give you ideas and inspiration not a restriction. 

What items are the most needed?

We particularly need adult garments and large size blankets (up to 80 x 90inches). At the moment we have a lot of child hats, child jumpers/cardigans and baby blankets.

Do you accept odd balls of yarn, unfinished balls, needles and haberdashery?

Yes, we encourage knitting and regularly send yarn, needles, and haberdashery to help refugee camps, shelters, care homes, prisons and hospitals setup their own knitting groups. We also send to textile department of Arts Colleges to help students who can’t always afford all the materials needed for the course.

Where do I send my donations?

Our address is:

Radius Works,
Back Lane,
Hampstead,
London
NW3 1HL

Please include a knitted goods recording sheet with your parcel so that we know who has sent us what!

What is the best way to send you items?

Posting with Royal Mail can become expensive especially when sending large quantities. Most of our knitters use carrier companies such as DHL or myHermes, which apparently are the cheapest. 

Can I come and deliver my knitted items in person?

You are welcome to come and drop your knitting in person. The Knit for Peace office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

We are based in Hampstead less than 2 minutes walk from Hampstead Tube Station on the Edgware Branch of the Northern Line.

If you are driving and have a large amount we recommend that you give us a call when you are about 5 minutes away so we can help you to unload. (Our office is based on a one way road system).

What are the different sizes for blankets?

Baby: 30 x 40 inches

Single: 66 x 90 inches

Double: 80 x 90 inches

Lap: 45 x 45 inches

If you need inspiration, you can find some free patterns here.

Where are the knitted donations sent to?

In the past we have sent lots of knitted donations to refugee camps in Syria and Kurdistan, however this is more challenging at the moment due to the pandemic. Right now, we are sending most of the knitting to places within the UK: food banks, shelter centres, care homes, women’s refuges, community groups and hospitals.

Anything left unanswered? Drop us an e-mail at knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk or call 020 7794 9835.

A thank you note made by a child in a women's refuge who received knitting from Knit for Peace.