Norfolk Knitters began in a very small way in 2008 with an article in a local parish magazine about knitting for charity. Currently there are over 1360 members, 20 collection points across the county, 40 Knit and Natter groups, over forty groups who knit for us and an organisation which supports all these things.
Our Knit and Natter groups are friendly places where members get together over a tea or coffee to share patterns, learn new skills, admire the knitting, find out about new projects or just have a chat. Some of our members simply enjoy knitting for a good cause in their own homes.
Huge quantities of knitted items – blankets, jumpers, hats, glove, scarves and so on – are sent to needy people throughout the world through the International Aid Trust. Regularly fifty sacks of knitting are sent to IAT each month. In addition we knit for the Samaritans Purse Shoebox appeal, for needy babies in Gimbi in Ethiopia, for the Norfolk and Norwich premature baby unit, for the hedgehog rescue appeal and for the Quidenham Children's hospice.
Our 2014 Norfolk Knitters Calendar features many of the things we knit for charity as well as some of our active Knit and Natter groups. For copies go along to your nearest Knit and Natter group or contact us.
We welcome knitters and donations of wool so if you are interested in joining us just get in touch!