The Big Knit-A-Long
From knitting classes to setting the very FIRST Big Knit World Record, the Big Knit-A-Long is a true celebration of little woolly hats.
Cara is doing it backstage. Irish chef Lilly Higgins is swapping her baked goods for knitted treats. Even fashion designer John Rocha and Fr. Ted star Pauline McGlynn are knitting at the drop of a hat. Knitting has never been cooler and the proof is certainly in the purling. Over the past six years, the Irish public has knit an astonishing 325,000 little hats for the innocent Big Knit and has helped raise over €100,000 to help older people stay warm and well during winter’s harsh weather.
From now until December 12th, innocent and Age Action are calling out to knitters and newcomers alike to pull up a comfy chair, grab their knitting needles & wool and cast-on for this brilliant cause. To celebrate the art of knitting, innocent is hosting The Big Knit-A-Long on November 13th in the Little Museum of Dublin, Stephen’s Green from 12pm – 4pm. The Big Knit-A-Long will see innocent create a ‘first’ for the six year old campaign by setting its own Big Knit World Record during the event. Knitters can also expect knitting classes with innocent's Star Knitters and an exhibition of famous little hats.
Knitters can apply for a free ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s with the little hats?
From early February 2015, the nation’s little hats will appear on innocent smoothie bottles (250ml) across the country. For each bottle sold, innocent will be donating 30cent to Age Action. Eamon Timmins of Age Action says: “The innocent Big Knit is a fantastic creative and engaging campaign that allows us to keep older people warmer in winter. The money from the Big Knit funds our Care & Repair program, which helps over 23,000 older people every year.”This event and the knitting classes are open (and free) to the public.