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Published on 18 July 2014 12:00 PM

Let’s make The Big Knit 2014 the best one ever!

We're calling on nimble-fingered knitters across Wales to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for the Big Knit 2014 and help older people keep warm, safe and well in winter.

The annual ‘knit-athon’ will see knitters making little woollen bobble hats that will appear on innocent smoothie bottles in major supermarkets in February 2015. 

We will receive a 25p donation for every hat knitted by Welsh residents. This will go towards helping older people keep warm, safe and well in winter.

Richard Nicholls, Director of Income Resources at Age Cymru says:

“The Big Knit is back for its eleventh year and we hope knitters in Wales join in and help us create as many hats as possible.

“It’s easy to get involved in The Big Knit - we’ve got knitting patterns anyone can use – from beginner, to intermediate to advanced knitters.

“We’ve even got a watermelon pattern, a pineapple pattern and a grapes pattern for our budding knitters – the sky is the limit.

“In fact, in previous years we’ve had people knitting hats that looked like Shrek, Bob Marley, witches, koalas, and even all four of the Teletubbies!”

Richard Nicholls concludes:

“We’ve been really impressed by the creativity of people in Wales, so please pick up those knitting needles again this year and help us make The Big Knit 2014  the best one ever.”

For more information about The Big Knit 2014 and to register and receive your knitting patterns please contact Age Cymru at 029 2043 1555.

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444