Wool Week is preparing for a triumphant return to our calendar and organisers are predicting that this year could see the largest celebration of natural fibre yet.
Taking place from October 14th to 20th, major retailers from around the country are taking part in the event and creating special edition jumpers.
This includes Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Topman, Jigsaw, Hobbs, Barbour, Pringle and Lyle & Scott, as well as prominent designers such as Margaret Howell.
Each of the retailers and brands is creating a limited run of one of the 15 winning designs from selected fashion students, with five per cent of jumper sales donated to fashion education programme around the UK. One student per retailer was selected and this year's theme is 'knitwear traditions of the British Isles'.
Speaking to Drapers, Jigsaw chief executive Peter Ruis said: "The British customer appreciates wool like no other - over the past few years knitwear has been one of the few products not to have deteriorated for any retailer."
Wool Week moves around the world from country to country and after beginning in September in Italy it will travel to South Korea at the end of November.
The UK event list is extremely varied, however there are many activities and displays to get involved with across the country.
Knit Nation is encouraging the nation to pick up knitting needles and in a partnership with John Lewis the event will see a week-long schedule of wool craft classes and fashion forward knitting by knitwear specialists at Edinburgh and London stores. Partner companies such as Rowan are creating bespoke knitting patterns and demonstrating techniques for knitters of all skill levels.
Wool Week is also inviting people to hold or join Picknit knitting parties and is offering brightly coloured blanket patterns with matching cushions to download from the Campaign for Wool website. This could be the perfect opportunity to share your skills or simply socialise with likeminded crafty people in your community.