The Big Knit In

Use this extra time inside to dig out your knitting needles and get crafty for Big Issue vendors

Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or picking up your wool and needles for the first time why not turn your hobby into a fundraiser and make a difference from your living room. Traditional crafts are a great way to relieve stress and having a creative project is a fulfilling way to spend additional time at home. You could make multiple versions of your favourite design or experiment with new a new patterns – the possibilities are endless! Share your wonderful designs with your friends and family and ask them to make a donation for one of your creations. They’ll get a handmade, one of a kind piece of knitting and you’ll be raising vital funds to support Big Issue vendors at the time when they need it most.

How to set up your BIG Knit In fundraiser

  • Get creative – think about what you want to make. Do you want to perfect your technique by repeating the same pattern or experiment with something new? It’s your challenge so make it work for you
  • Set up an online fundraising page, such as Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving and ask friends and family to make a donation for one of your creations. Are you a pro knitter? Think about personalising your items to make them extra special!
  • Spread the word – let all your friends, family and colleagues know what an amazing thing you’re doing by sharing your fundraising page on social media and in WhatsApp groups. Download our handy social media postcards below to share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Get creative and have fun!

We’d love to hear about your BIG Knit In plans and see photos of your creations – get in touch events@bigissue.com to let us know what you’re up to or if you have any questions

Useful fundraising resources 

Fundraising Guide

Sponsorship Form