Charity Knits

Published on November 14th, 2016 | by Eric


Get Your Knit On! At the Southbank Centre

For the fourth year in a row, the Get Your Knit On! charity project run by the Southbank Centre is aiming to keep the homeless warm by providing scarves to those in need. Find out how you can get involved this year…


Get Your Knit On


The Get Your Knit On! campaign is encouraging anyone and everyone who can, to knit or crochet a scarf to warm up those in need this Christmas. The Southbank centre is requesting scarves of any design or colour that are at least 120cm/47″ long, which you can send to Knitting, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Your scarf will then be gifted to homeless people in London via various local homeless charities and organisations. If you don’t have time to knit a whole scarf, why not get together with a friend or two and split it up into sections?

For those of you in the US, there’s a great foundation called “Warm Up America” that accepts hats, scarves, afghans, baby clothing, and 7 x 9″ knit and crochet sections. You can see what they currently need here.


Get Your Knit On


There is some valuable info and inspiration, as well as a pattern here from the folks at the Southbank Centre. Don’t know how to knit or crochet a scarf? No problem! If you live in or near London, you can join us at The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall for a workshop from 11am-2pm on 10th December, and/or 11am-1:30pm 11th December. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

LoveKnitting and Paintbox Yarns are providing needles and wool for beginners, but please feel free to bring your own as well, if you can. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the wonderful LoveCrafts team as well as some renowned knitters such as Debbie Bliss! You can read more about the charity, the event itself and how you can get involved by clicking here.




Don’t forget to share your projects with the community to encourage others to get their knit on!

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is a photographer, copywriter, rock climber, skier, traveler, and aspiring knitter. His work has been been published in many international newspapers, magazines, websites, books and even a billboard in Brooklyn. Crochet is the best.

Last updated: December 7th, 2016.

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