Knit a Natty Key Ring Campaign
Teeny tiny versions of things are so much cuter, and the free patterns for the Knit a Natty Key Ring campaign are no exception. People all over the UK are putting their needles and yarn to good use to produce tiny jumpers and handbags for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
The fabulous Wendy Else and her daughter Victoria came up with the concept to raise money for the charity to give something back, after Wendy was treated for breast cancer in 2004 (I did something similar myself after cancer treatment, so it seems knitting cancer survivors are everywhere!). The idea is that knitters produce as many of the tiny items as they like, and they are sold to raise money.
Knitters are provided with the patterns free (you can download them here from Angel Knits or email them for the pattern), and are sent key rings to put their finished items on. The idea is to make the items as fabulous and unique as you like, attach the ring and send them back to be sold. The only rule is that there should be a little bit of pink for the charity on it somewhere. The items are so cute that knitting them looks to be quite addictive.
Each item will be sold with a label saying who you are and where you are from so the buyer knows they are getting something unique. They also encourage knitters to sell the key rings for the charity to family and friends (you can order from them by email), and looking at the examples who wouldn’t want one?
As a bonus each key ring returned before the 1st of November will be given a unique number to be entered into a draw to win knitting goodies too. Items after the draw date will be gratefully accepted too.