The Royal Big Knit is taking place this Saturday

On the 8th of June 2019 it’s a very special day because the Yarn balls are aligning for a spectacular event – The Royal Big Knit.

The Swindon Big Knit is hosting another afternoon of knitting, crocheting and sewing to create lovely warm blankets for Swindon’s Homeless. These events are held ever other month or so at the Customer Service Hub at the Swindon Orbital Shopping Centre and everyone is welcome to come along and help. It free to join in and all materials are provided. We are always appealing for more knitters, crocheters and sewers to help make the blankets because the workshops are only 2 and a half hours long and warm blankets for the homeless are in such great demand. So it’s a short time to make as many blankets as we can and extra hands are always appreciated.

The next event on the 8th of June is a special date because it’s the day to celebrate the Queens Birthday, so for a bit of fun we thought we would call it the Royal Big Knit and nearer the time we shall be emailing out free Knitting and Crochet patterns for attendees to make themselves a crown to wear at the event. The patterns will be emailed out to everyone signed up to the Swindon Big Knit Newsletter. You can add yourself here

Crowns are just a bit of fun and not a requirement.

The 8th of June is also World Wide Knit In Public Day which started in 2005 as a way of bringing knitters together. We hear a lot about how knitting is good for your wellbeing, but it is a very solitary activity unless you bring a lot of knitters together in one room and then it becomes a yarn party.

So, you see, the up and coming Swindon Big Knit is an important event in the Yarn calendar, we are Purling One for the Queen, Knitting one for the World Wide Knit In Public Day and Gaining one for the Swindon Homeless; whilst also having a good time.

We would love to invite more people to the Big Knit events, its such a good cause for the crafters and the recipients. If you can, please come along and join in and if you can’t make the June date; add yourself to the Newsletter so that you will be notified of the next event.

The Royal Big Knit is happening on the 8th June 2019 at the Costumer Service Hub, at the Swindon Orbital. It’s the last building on the same side of the road of Boots and DW, towards the roundabout near Haydon Wick. It starts at 2pm till 4.30pm – it’s free and all you need to bring is yourself, but you can bring your own tools if you prefer.