The Big Knitathon
Get Your Needles Out!
Nov 16 2013
This event is for the Big Issue Foundation
- Saturday 16th November
- You can join in an Knitathon or set up your own
- Knit 6inch squares to be sent in and made into a giant quilt
Here is what the organisers have to say about this event:
Last year we launched our biggest ever nationwide fundraising event. Over 1400 of you got your knitting needles out in support of The Big Issue Foundation. This year we’d love to have more people join in so that we can provide support to more Big Issue vendors, and make an attempt at the world’s biggest hand-knitted blanket!
Joining in is easy, whether you’ve been knitting for years or just picked up your needles, you can take part in an event in your area or hold your own. We’re asking you to raise some funds for our work whilst you knit 6 inch squares of any colour, any pattern and any wool, and then send them in to us in 12 square strips. We’ll add them to our big blanket and you’ll be a part of the world record attempt! Unfortunately we are unable to accept crochet squares for this blanket. Knitting squares is pretty easy so it’s a great way for people to learn to knit from scratch or to try new stitches.
Visit http://www.bigissue.org.uk/event/big-knitathon to find out more about this event and how you can get involved
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