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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.

Ready, steady, knit!

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

Last year, Gloucestershire's fabulous knitters contributed 5,873 little hats to the campaign. You will see them on bottles of Innocent Smoothies in shops now. We hope you're as impressed as we are by the creativity and commitment of our nimble-fingered supporters. 

Get Involved

With the success of last year's campaign, we expect that the campaign will run again in 2023, so don't worry if you didn't manage to get involved last time. We'll post details here as soon as they are available.  

In the meantime, this year’s knitting patterns can be found here.

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.

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