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The Big Knit 2017

22 May 2017


                 The Big Knit 2016-17 logo


The Big Knit is bigger than ever in 2017!


This year, we're collecting hats all year round! That's right, with your help we're hoping to keep those little bottles warm throughout the year.


Can you help? We have a target of 2,500 hats by July, and we can’t do this without you.

How you can get involved

Whether you’re new to casting on or already know your garter from your stocking stitch, it's easy to get started. 


1. Be prepared: Download one of our fabulous patterns, get yourself some needles and wool, cwtch up somewhere comfortable and get knitting!


2. Send us your hatsPackage up your lovely hats and get them to us by Wednesday, 4 January 2017.


Please send them to us at:

Age Cymru Swansea Bay, Ty Davies, Tawe Business Village, Llansamlet, Swansea SA7 9LA


How the Big Knit helps older people

The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people.


With over a decade of support from knitters up and down the country, the campaign has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.


The Big Knit is also a great way to bring people and communities together. Knitting groups are a great way to get people together to share patterns and have a cup of tea or two!