October 2013 News Archive

Celebrate Wool Week 2013 with Rowan

Celebrate Wool Week 2013 with Rowan

To celebrate Wool Week 2013, 14th – 20th October, Rowan will be supporting a number of events and sponsorships throughout the week, please see below to view some of the key dates for up and coming events to mark in your diary.

Throughout the Week

For Knit Nation and Wool Week, John Lewis Oxford S... read more

Oxford Street launches ‘men-only’ knitting classes

Male knitting class fights feminine stereotype

While many people have gotten over the stereotype of knitting being the reserve of the older generation it is still seen as very much a female hobby.

This is something that the Campaign for Wool is trying to steer away from, encouraging everyone in the UK to pick up a pair of knitting needles and... read more

Professor attempts knitting marathon record

North Wales woman knitting for charity

When knitting something simple like a scarf the process can be quite methodical and quick, especially as you get into a rhythm the stitches begin to fly off the knitting needles.

The fastest way to settle into a knitting pattern is to find a comfortable space where you have plenty of room to move... read more

Swansea charity knitters receive US support

Knitting marathon unites Cambridge community

When trying to raise the profile of your latest knitting campaign there are many ways you can go about it.

You could try spreading the message through word of mouth, advertising in your local newspaper or drumming up support from fellow knitting groups in the community.

Another way to encourage p... read more

Volunteers needed for The Big Knitathon

The Big Knitathon opens for registration

For a second year in a row The Big Issue Foundation is calling on volunteers to help with its world record attempt to create the largest hand-knitted blanket.

Knitters around the country will be grabbing their needles and balls of yarn for The Big Knitathon and seeing how much they can knit on No... read more

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