January Newsletter 2021

Happy New Year!
We would like to thank all our knitters for their continued support throughout 2020, a year that proved to be challenging for everyone. Despite the difficulties we faced, we were able to provide more than 100 charities, community hubs, refuges, homeless shelters and care homes with your wonderful knitted creations. None of this would have been possible without our dedicated knitters.

The Knit for Peace team wish you all the best for a happy and healthy new year!

‘Crochet Special’ Raffle

Would you like to learn crochet, or improve your skills? Here is your chance to win a comprehensive ‘500 Crochet Stitches’ book, high quality KnitPro wooden crochet hook set and plenty of warm 100% wool Cascade yarn to keep you going for a while. Crochet Special £14 to enter

Prize consists of:
Three balls 220 Cascade 100% Superwash (100g)
Eleven hanks 220 Cascade 100% Peruvian Highland wool (100g)
One KnitPro set of 5 double ended crochet hooks (3.0-3.5, 4.0-4.5, 5.0-5.5, 6.0-6.5, 7.0-8.0mm)
‘500 Crochet Stitches’ book

Rainbow Yarn Raffle
The winner of our Rainbow Yarn Raffle is Liz P. from Hertfordshire. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle.

KnitPro Designer-along Square Patterns
12 gorgeous blanket squares available for you to knit and crochet, designed by famous designers: Debbie Bliss, Arne and Carlos, Erika Knight, Jane Crowfoot, Lena Fedotova, Debbie Abrahams, Simply Knitting, Simply Crochet, Crochet now, Inside Crochet and Let’s Knit. You can download the eBook here for £6.

Knitting needed
Despite the new lockdown restrictions, we are continuing to operate as usual so you are welcome to send us your knitting. We have a lot of stock at the moment but we are especially low on adult jumpers, adult mitts, and socks for both adults and children. We don’t need any baby blankets, child jumpers or child hats at present.

Just to remind you, we are unable to accept donations of twiddle muffs and premature baby clothing because the health service cannot use them due to the pandemic. Also, please sew your squares into blankets, scarves or ponchos before sending them to us. (See Mattress Stitch below.)

Learn Mattress Stitch
This stitch is used when joining two pieces of knitting e.g. squares, or sleeves into the body. Learn to make this invisible stitch in this video.

Lockdown Knits
What are you working on, to help you get through this lockdown? Please share your pictures and ideas and tag us on Facebook, to delight and give inspiration to other knitters and crocheters.

Sponsor a Sack
Since the new lockdown was announced, we are getting more and more requests for yarn from the knitting groups we support, as people find knitting therapeutic in these difficult times. If you can, please help us with the cost of sending out the yarn by sponsoring a sack.
Here’s some lovely sponsored sack messages we received recently:

Knit of the Day
Here is a selection of some of the lovely knitting we have received recently.