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The Big Knit 2023

A message from Jenny MacLean about this year’s Big Knit!


“The Shades of Amber Big Knit is a hand's on way of raising funds for our Favourite charity The Cyrenians. Festival-goers and knitters from afar contribute their time and energy to knit items that are auctioned, raffled or sold to help show our support in a unique, creative and involving way. 


We have raised thousands of pounds for various charities (Shelter, Guide Dogs and Cyrenians) since our first Big Knit auction. Dougie MacLean's mother Dolly was the Big Knit's first co-ordinator during our Perthshire Amber Festival in 2007 and continues to help with the knitting and overseeing of the Big Knit Team that has gradually evolved. Several of Dolly's special hand knit items will once again be included in this year's offerings.


If you would like to contribute some special hand knitted items (kiddies toys, gloves, hats, scarves, socks and rugs were really popular last year!) for a truly good cause (The Cyrenians) that would be really appreciated. 

Really any time from now (some items have arrived already from overseas) until October 10 would be grand....and we will still include items which arrive until the end of October …


Our address is: 

The Big Knit 2023 (c/o Jenny MacLean)

The Old Schoolhouse



Perthshire. PH80HA

Scotland UK 

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Selection of hand knitted goodies from Big Knit 2022

Selection of hand knitted goodies from Big Knit 2021.

Please email and let me know what you are sending so that I can look out for its arrival.

Thanks again!




You can still see what was available in 2022 by visiting Big Knit 2022….just to give you some inspiration!

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