September Newsletter 2021

Help Afghan refugees

A bundle of yarn, needles and haberdashery items for refugees

We are providing knitting kits for Afghan refugees arriving in the UK. We know from past experience of Syrian and Kurdish refugees how much women were comforted by being able to knit or crochet for themselves and others.

Sponsor a knitting kit and send a welcoming message – £25

If you want to donate clothes or blankets to refugees, gov.uk has a link through which you can find out what sort of help is needed in your local area: https://www.gov.uk/help-refugees Not all local authorities are asking for clothing, but it is worth checking if yours is. 

There are lots of other ways you can support refugees through our sister charity, Good Gifts:

Keen to get a break? Meet new people?

We pride ourselves on the friendliness of our knitting holidays. One participant told us, “I came alone and left with friends”. Our holidays to Gladstone’s Library and Oxford will give you the opportunity to learn new techniques from renowned knitters.

Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden
13th-17th December 2021
Tutor: Jane Crowfoot
Full details & booking form

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
5th-8th January 2022
Tutors: Debbie Bliss & Merion Willis
Full details & booking form

If the holidays have to be cancelled due to covid restrictions (e.g. in the event of a lockdown), you will be able to choose a refund or a credit note for future Knit for Peace holidays.

September raffle prizes

To set you up for the dark evenings ahead, we are offering 2 raffles this month. You can buy a ticket for both raffles at this link.

The Yarn Collective Raffle: wonderful, very special yarns, curated by famous knitting designers. Real luxury!
£15.95 to enter

A raffle prize consisting of 13 skeins of yarn from the Yarn Collective

Sock Wool Raffle: 18 balls, a mixture of self-patterning and plain wool (note: the self-patterning yarn can be used for any 4-ply pattern with the repeat working on 60 stitches)
£15 to enter

A raffle prize consisting of 18 balls and skeins of sock wool

3 for 2 on Greetings Cards

Early bird offer of 3 packs of greetings cards for the price of 2, all with a wintery theme. 10 ‘Bradley Knitwear’ with ‘Season’s greetings’, 10 ‘Snowdrops’ (left blank for your own message) and 8 ‘Woollen Scarf’ (left blank for your own message).
£15 for 3 packs

The money raised from the sale of these cards supports Knit for Peace‘s work with abused women.

  • An old fashioned knitwear advert as a greetings card
  • A greetings card with a close up picture of snowdrops
  • A greetings card with a picture of a woollen scarf

Tombola Packs

A picture of an assortment of quality yarns in a wide range of colours

We still have tombola packs crammed full of yarn. Everyone’s a winner! All profits support our work with abused women.

Buy yours here for £24 + £4 P&P

Knit of the Day

Here are a few of the items we have featured on our social media this month. Thank you to Gudrun, Cecilia, Hannah and U3A North London for donating these impressive creations to us.