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Ready, steady, knit!

Whether you’re new to casting on or you already know your stocking stitch from your garter stitch, everyone can get involved in the Big Knit and, you’ll be supporting Age UK Gloucestershire to raise vital funds whilst you’re knitting. 

Our partners at Innocent will adhorn their Smoothie bottles with your woolly wonders and for each be-hatted Smoothie sold, Age UK Gloucestershire receives 25p.

The Big Knit has been running annually since 2003 and we’ve been able to raise thousands of pounds over the years, with every penny being used to help local older people here in Gloucestershire.

Get Involved

Check out our new 2021 knitting patterns, available to download here.

Beginner or knitting-maestro, there’s patterns to suit every ability.

We also have another selection of patterns to suit all abilities available to download here.

We’ll be submitting hats at various times throughout the year, so you have plenty of time to get involved!

Our next submission date is July and we’d be pleased to receive your completed hats any time before 30th June.  You can send them to us here at our office: Henley House, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RT.

You can send them by post or drop them in to us.

Later in the year, who knows, perhaps you’ll spot your hats on a supermarket shelf near you!

Share your stories

Maybe your knitting group is getting involved, or maybe you’ve never knitted before and Big Knit has encouraged you to take it up. Or perhaps you’ve enjoyed the social benefits of being part of a knitting group. Whatever your story, share it with us. Check out our social media pages for updates on our Big Knit campaign.