Friday, 29 January 2010



Purl wool shop, near Seven Dials, Brighton, will be hosting an ‘All Night Knit’ on Saturday 6th February in support of Bliss – the national charity for babies born too soon, too small, too sick.

Casting on at 11pm and casting off at 7am on Sunday morning, up to 15 knitters of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, from Brighton and Hove will be purling round the clock, to make a blanket which will then be entered as a prize in a raffle.

Knitters are hoping to raise up to £1,000 in sponsorship from family, friends, work colleagues and work matching schemes. Anyone wishing to support the event can make a donation HERE

The ‘All Night Knit’ looks set to become a community event; a local choir has offered to serenade the knitters in the early hours and they have been inundated with offers of hot food and drinks from local residents in Upper Hamilton Road.

Debbie Smith, owner of Purl, who has organised the event said: “One of the mums at our Thursday evening knitting group came up with the initial idea. We wanted to find a fun way to raise money for Bliss which does such great work.

“We might need to be counting balls of wool, rather than sheep, to keep us awake through the early hours. Knitting is a very relaxing process, so the key to staying awake all night will be to knit a pattern that requires a certain amount of concentration but isn’t overly complicated” said Debbie.

Purl hosts regular knitting and felting classes, craft days and ‘make do and mend’ workshops for adults and after school art and craft classes for children. For more information about activities at Purl visit or call Debbie on 01273 248642.

For more information please contact:

Debbie Smith
16 Upper Hamilton Road
Tel: 01273 248642
E mail:

You can sponsor Debbie on the knit by clicking here

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