This year has brought so many challenges for so many of us. The worldwide pandemic has touched everybody’s life in several different ways. Many knitters and crocheters have been in touch to tell us how their skill in crafting has brought them a great deal of comfort.
Knitting and crocheting has been proven to being beneficial for both body and the soul. The rhythmical movement of our hands calm the mind and give a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing, it’s like guided meditation.
With our charity knit along we would like to encourage all knitters, from beginners to those who are more experienced, to share in the joy of knitting.
The ‘Together hat’ pattern has been designed by Crystal who is better known through her label “Milly’s Knit Designs”. You can find one of her designs in this year’s ‘Making Stories’ Issue 4.
Crystal is a size inclusive designer, who ensures her designs fit several sizes. She is a believer of the body positivity movement and wants to encourage knitters of all sizes to knit for themselves.
Aside from the detailed pattern, you’ll also find useful tips on how to choose your yarn specific to each charity. Crystal explains the different and often unique, requirements of the charity organisations. For example, organisations that place a focus on homeless people might prefer heavy weight yarn and adult sizes, whereas organizations who care for children in need might prefer lighter weight yarn and smaller sizes. So, before you cast on, make sure the yarn that you use is suitable for the charity that you would like to donate to.
For this pattern you will need DK weight yarn and double pointed needles or circular needles. As you’ll need to change needle size during this pattern, are a very good choice.
The hat is knit in rounds so you could consider using theIf you haven’t tried this technique yet, give it a go, or if you want to keep it standard, you can always stick to double pointed needles.
To participate at this charity knit along, just send a picture of your finished ‘Together hat’ toby the 4th of January 2021. From the entries we will draw a lucky winner. The first prize is a Zing Interchangeable Circular Needle Set.
We’d love to see the progress of your ‘together hat’. Use the hashtag #charityKALknitterspride on and ! Or if insta and facebook aren’t your thing, it would be great to see you in our , where you can share your progress and exchange your thoughts with other participants.
- To participate, please send an email with your finished ‘together hat’ to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- One lucky winner will be chosen from all the emails we have received. The winner will be announced in a post on Instagram on the 01/06/2021 and contacted via direct message and email.
- If we don’t hear back within 14 days, a new winner will be drawn.