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!

Simply Knitting - - Yarn Community -


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!

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