For knitting for charity
Always wanted to knit for charity but were unsure where to start? Check out our expert ways to get knitting for a good cause and cast on today!
Choose an event you are passionate about and think about what you might want to knit and sell. Depending on how many items you think you might like to make, we suggest opting for something small and easy.
Look around to see if there is a copyright-free pattern you can use (check with the designer if you’re not sure) or be brave and make one up yourself! A simple cowl is easy to design and simple to knit.
Save money by sorting through your stash for usable yarns. Most of us have a mammoth selection of DK yarns that would make the most delightful stripes. Once you start looking you’ll probably find you have more than you need!
In the unlikely event that your stash isn’t yielding enough fruit, check out your local charity shop for spare balls of yarn.
Get organised. Time yourself knitting your chosen item and work out how many you can knit before the deadline.
Got stu ng to do? Start a production line and knit everything first, leaving any stu ng and making up until last. Get knitting friends and family to help, too!
If you’re sending your knits to a charity that distributes them for you, package them up safely, label them securely and send them in good time for your deadline.
If you’re selling your knits at a local fête or event, package each individual knit attractively. Adding a muslin bag and ribbon can make all the di erence to your sales and help fill your ice cream tub with money.
Add a card with your knitted item telling them who you are, what charity you are knitting for and how they can help your chosen charity, too. Personal touches like this go a long way, and make people remember you more favourably.
Sit down with a large glass of wine, a box of luxury chocolates and put your feet up. If anyone deserves to spoil themselves after all that hard work, you do!