Knit A River

is anyone interested in a bit of charity work?

Knit A River is the best petition you'll ever knit! It's a great way to help some of the world's poorest people and share your love of knitting. It's also a great way of using the oddments of blue yarn that are cluttering up your stash.

Knit A River is a unique campaign by I Knit for Wateraid. We need knitters to produce as many blue squares as possible and send them to us so we can sew them together to make a river. The river will (hopefully) flow through London (and more) carrying the message WATER AND TOILETS FOR ALL.

There are currently 1.1 billion people who do not have access to safe water.

Knitting a blue square will help to put pressure on world leaders by keeping the issues of access to water firmly on the political agenda. The squares can be any shade of blue and any pattern but should measure 15x15cm (6inces).



Brilliant! and I can still watch the footy and quaff beer at the same time.  Excellent - what a good idea!