Charity Knits

Published on February 15th, 2018 | by Mara


Knit as a Random Act of Kindness!

The greek storyteller Aesop once said “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” and we wholeheartedly agree. February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day – and here’s how you can take part!

Random Acts of Kindness Day is all about doing something for somebody else without any other reason than to be kind towards one another! You can do that in every part of your day-to-day life:

Buy someone a coffee or flowers, help a stranger out, send an encouraging message or bring cake to work – the possibilities of how to be randomly nice to others are endless, but since we’re all about being crafty, here are our ideas of how to participate:

Knit for someone in need!

The nights and days can still be quite cold, so why not help someone keep warm? This could be a hat or a scarf or maybe you know a person who could use some new mittens? You could also knit a little toy or blanket: Giving something homemade and from the heart will go a long way!

Knit a hat for someone in need!

Teach someone to knit!

Do you know someone who has always wanted to do what you do? Maybe now is the time to sit down and teach them some basics! You can choose a simple pattern or a tutorial and just give them some time out of your day! We’re sure they will be very grateful!

Teach someone an easy pattern!


Why not help out at a local knitting club or a retirement home that might need some extra hands? Maybe you could visit, bring some yarn and spend some time there, knitting and crafting!

Bring some yarn to a local knitting club!


How will you celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day? Share your ideas in the comments below!

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loves autumn, drinking unreasonable amounts of coffee and everything creative! So naturally - knitting and crocheting were the perfect fit!

Last updated: February 12th, 2018.

7 Responses to Knit as a Random Act of Kindness!

  1. From Granny to You says:

    I tried the ‘I’ll bet we can say who taught you to knit’ quiz and the answers kept changing because quite often there were several true ones. So the results were wrong – but hey, it doesn’t matter. Because I knit for many reasons – to calm myself, to make something for charity, make something for myself, make something for a friend, try a new pattern, try a new yarn… but mostly, to give away. It’s something to make me feel useful in the world, to contribute to it and to the lives of others. I don’t have much – I’m on a Government pension – but so many don’t have even that. My life isn’t for me. It’s for me AND others.

  2. Marilyn says:

    I love to knit and give the things I make away. It makes me feel good inside to know I may have brought someone some happiness and comfort. Also it gives me good feelings to know I have helped someone

  3. Fran Davis says:

    My Grandmother taught me to knit when I was 13. My first try was a pair of white socks with a green stripe. I have knit afghans for my children and grand children. Knitting was my relaxation and lowered my stress level. From dishcloths to sweaters knithing brings back loving memories of family and friends.

  4. Nancy says:

    Once at a Stitch in Public event I taught a child to make a chain of yarn using her fingers. She was thrilled with the simple yarn chain (worsted weight) and proceeded to drag it around behind her. It was a totally spontaneous teaching moment as the mother wanted us to teach her daughter something with stitching and I was the only one with some yarn that a friend had just given me (a couple of odd skeins from her stash as she was moving away and knew I would make something to donate).

  5. Peggy says:

    I learned at camp when I was 8. My teacher made the most incredible Norwegian sweaters and never seemed to look at her knitting. I am now 72 and have knit all my life, it is a stress blocker, being productive while I watch TV, wait for the doctors, travel, and for fun. I love the colors, the feel and what I make. I made Christmas stockings for my kids, then my grandkids, then friends of my kids, children for baby presents. One year I made 16 of them. All my kids friends and my friends who are having grandchildren ask for these stockings as soon as they know they are pregnant. It is a gift I love to give and each stocking is different from the next. I have a basic pattern and then I knit trees, bells, stockings,trucks,angels, santas, moose, whatever my fancy and attach them to the stocking. I even add felted creatures to them. It makes me happy and them too.

  6. E J says:

    My mother taught me to knit. I have made countless baby hats and blankets. Mittens and hats using up yarn for homeless shelters. Scarfs and shawls for friends. Preemie blankets for hospital. All these make me feel good inside knowing someone else will be warm or comforted.

  7. Winifred says:

    My Gran taught me how to knit when I was 7 or 8 and have been knitting for my children,grandchildren and now for my four great grandchildren. I stopped for a few years ( began sewing again) but am back to my knitting and still find pleasure knitting for others. I belong to a Senior’s Center where we knit for the homeless, it’s a wonderful feeling knowing you are helping people in need.

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