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Brazilian prisoners knit for freedom

Great-grandad shows knitting not just for girls (iStockPhoto)

A Brazilian prison has come up with an innovative new role for its prisoners.

Euro News reports that Brazilian fashion designer Raquelle Guimaraes was short on staff but was keen to boost production for her clothing line.

But rather than train locals in the art of knitting and crocheting, she too... read more

Welsh knitters aim to make lighthouse scarf

Welsh knitters aim to make lighthouse scarf

While knitting giant scarves may be a popular way of raising money for crafty groups, one community in Wales has taken this idea one step further.

Knitting fanatics at the Burry Port Crafty Moves group have launched a project to encourage more people in the town to get knitting, the Llanelli Star... read more

Knitters help elderly people in fuel poverty

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

A group of knitters in Burton are doing their bit to help elderly people in fuel poverty.

Each winter Age UK appeals for donations and help from the public to ensure that older people in communities around the country do not suffer during the cold weather.

This is made increasingly hard for many ... read more

Generations unite for Scottish knitting project

Vancouver grannies teach knitting to students (iStockphoto)

Knitting is known as a great community activity and one area in Scotland is hoping that by picking up some needles and yarn they can unite different generations.

Barrhead News reports that the new project, Stitch Through Time, has seen people from the age of nine to 90 work together to practice t... read more

WI members yarnbomb Brighton

World champion knitter makes 17 mile rope (iStockphoto)

To mark the launch of Brighton Festival and Fringe, the members of Bevendean Women's Institute (WI) have been spreading mischief across the city.

Hoping to challenge the stereotypes surrounding knitting, they have yarnbombed parts of the city,

Under the cover of darkness, the ladies wrapped the l... read more

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