November 2013 News Archive

Knitted mice flood in to support Alzheimer's charity

Knitted mice came from all over the world to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

A knitting group member who came up with the idea of knitting tiny mice to raise money for charity has been left astounded at the support she received.

Libby Swindells, 56, had a brainwave back in February and asked the participants of Nimble Fingers - the Trafford circle with whom she regularly ... read more

Norway broadcasts marathon knitting effort

Norway broadcasts marathon knitting effort

Keen knitters were in for a real treat over the weekend as Norway's public broadcaster NRK aired an attempt to smash the current 'sheep to sweater' record.

Before midnight, the show explored the exciting world of knitting, after which - when the clock struck 12 - the highly-anticipated world reco... read more

Wool prices on the rise, according to BWMB

Uniqlo joins list of retailers opposing mulesed wool

Fans of knitting, crochet and all things wool-related will be interested to learn that wool prices are on the rise. 

At least this is what chairman of the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) Malcolm Corbett has said is the case, after appearing at the organisation's recent annual conference, whic... read more

Knitters raise money for Poppy Appeal with woolly blooms

Knitters raise money for Poppy Appeal with woolly blooms

A knitting club from Derbyshire will be sending a sizeable donation to the Royal British Legion after making more than 150 knitted poppies to sell in aid of the charity's annual Poppy Appeal.

The Knitwits meet fortnightly at the Reading Matters bookshop in Chapel-en-le-Frith and its members manag... read more

Why not knit your own Christmas jumper this festive season?

Pixar perfects animated knitwear

There has been a big trend for Christmas-themed woolly jumpers over the past couple of years, something that a charity has decided to make the most of as part of a new fundraising campaign.

Save the Children has designated Friday December 13th 2013 as Christmas Jumper Day, inviting as many people... read more

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