June Newsletter 2020


Hello Knitters,

We hope you are all keeping well, and enjoying knitting! We are determined to continue to respond to urgent requests for both knitting and yarn and needles. You can see some of the  feedback below. We have sent out to care homes, women’s refuges, community groups, mental health projects, particularly yarn but also urgently needed clothes and blankets. We even managed to supply plastic darning needles to a women’s prison.

Raffles

We are responding to your requests for more raffles, and during the Covid-19 crisis will be running two a month, with proceeds going to our Covid-19 Appeal.

May Raffle Winner    
The winner of the May Raffle is Tracy C from London. Congratulations, Tracy!
    
The Special Covid-19 Raffle
Our Special Covid-19 Raffle Prize is made out of DK Superwash 100% wool yarn and high quality KnitPro needles. The luxurious and soft SW wool can be machine-washed so it’s easy to care for. This prize gives you the perfect yarn and matching needles for many knitting jobs. All proceeds go to our Covid-19 Appeal.

£10 an entry

June Raffle 
June raffle prize has a beautiful selection of Rowan tweed yarns with e.g. wool/alpaca and wool/silk mixes. High quality KnitPro Symfonie needles are included in the prize. Full description can be seen on our website. The proceeds go to our Covid-19 Appeal. 

£10 an entry

Covid-19 Appeal

Knit for Peace is sending out yarn and needles to meet requests from care homes, hostels for the homeless, women’s refuges, long stay hospitals and inviduals, mainly elderly people living alone. Click below to help.

£65 for each care home pack
£12 for a pack for an individual knitter

Feedback from some of those who receive our knitting:

“We were absolutely blown away by the kindness you showed in knitting and sending us all of those wonderful blankets and clothing. Your generosity is amazing and we want to send you all a 
HUGE THANK YOU“

Care home, Staffordshire


 “I am writing to say massive thanks for the wonderful hand knitted hats, scarves and ‘fiddle muffs’ that you all so lovingly and selflessly made and sent to us. Our residents are ever so grateful, thought they were brilliant. “

Care home, Staffordshire


“This kind donation of yarn has enabled us to keep our elderly community knitting group going remotely and has been a huge morale boost to them at this time, especially as there is little else to do and an inability to go out.“

Community Hub in Somerset

Designer Patterns

Seven famous designers have created 8 fabulous patterns, especially for us. These beautiful patterns are available to buy on our website. A complete digital booklet of all the patterns is available for £12.95, or individual patterns £3 per design. Proceeds from the sale of these patterns will support the distribution of warm knitting donated by generous knitters to needy people in the UK and abroad.

Marie Wallin | Nicki Merrall | Erika Knight | Elizabeth Lovick | Juliet Bernard | Tracey Todhunter | Debbie Abrahams

Please note all download links sent expire within 48 hours, please contact us at knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk with any relevant information to get a new copy of the booklet if needed.

Knitting needed

As we only have one part-time staff member in the office during the lockdown, we are requesting only the following knitting to be sent to us for the time being: 

Blankets: 
large (80×90”/200x230cm or 70×90”/180x230cm), 
medium (60×70”/150x180cm or 50×70”/130x180cm), 
lap blankets (45×45”/115x115cm).
Adult jumpers and cardigans.
Toys, especially dolls. 
Baby layettes. 
We don’t need children’s clothing, baby hats and premature baby clothing at the moment.

Lockdown Knits

What have you knitted during the lockdown? Please share some pictures of your knitting on Facebook, to delight and give inspiration to others.

Knit of the Day

Here is a selection of our recent Knits of the Day.