Do you love to knit? Are you passionate about knitting for charity? So am I! I’m Nicole Haschke, and this is Knitting for Charity. I love to use my favorite hobby to benefit people in need all over the U.S. and the world.
If you would like to know more about charity knitting — worthwhile programs to knit for, free patterns you can use, new techniques, information about knitting supplies, and more — you’ve come to the right place!
To me, there’s no better way to help others through our needles than to share what I find with you, fellow knitters and would-be knitters!
Let Me Introduce Myself
Yes, this gal with the crazy hair here is me, Nicole. You might know that Nellie the Knitting Nut and her friend Kitty originally started this website. They took on Kyla Quinlan, who then took over the website.
I was a member of Kyla’s team for a few years. She decided to move on to other endeavors, and she asked me to take it over. I am now the sole flag-carrier for this illustrious site!
I gave it a try one day while baby was napping, and I was hooked immediately! My first project was a little change purse with a button. Then I made a small bag. Next I made myself a scarf. I couldn’t stop knitting!
A year or two later, I discovered charity knitting. I was so happy to find a way to combine my newest obsession with a way to help people. I especially loved it because it meant that I could use my meager resources to do not only something I loved, but also something that could help make the world a better place.
A few years later I joined Kyla’s team, and the rest is proverbial history.
Here’s a little more about me: I now live in Oklahoma after living most of my life in Ohio. I’m married, and we have two beautiful girls. — a tween and a teen. My collective pet name for them is “the girlios.” Our family is rounded out by our dog, Winnie, a black terrier mix who loves nothing better than to lick my hands and try to stand on my lap while I’m trying to knit! (I love her anyway, though.)
Aside from knitting and writing, my hobbies include tennis (both watching and playing), social media, and dyeing my hair crazy colors. I enjoy volunteering at both girlios’ schools, and I lead children’s worship at our church.
I have fallen in love this website! I so enjoy sharing with all of you the many wonderful charities available to knit for, as well as free patterns, ways to save money on knitting, and tips on how to make your knitting even better and more fun. I am so thankful to all our subscribers and visitors who have done so much to help others by knitting for charity.
Here is just a little bit of the feedback Knitting for Charity has received over the years from some wonderful charities:
From our Friends at The Humble Stitch:
Folks, one person I forgot to thank – someone essential to our success – was Kyla at Knitting for Charity. An astounding 35% of traffic to our website came from her wonderful, positive article about The Humble Stitch. Thank you, Kyla!
From Steve at Kids Knits:
I am Steve, the father of Ellie, who is the founder of KidKnits. We have been noticing a steady flow of traffic to our website, www.kidknits.org ever since the blog post was made, and we wanted to express our thanks… We appreciate what you are doing through your blog, and would love to know if we could help you in any way.
From Christine at Knots of Love:
Hi! This is a fabulous piece!! I can’t thank you enough for writing it. As you know we donate over 3,000 caps per month and if I had more caps I could EASILY donate them. I am certain we will garner many move volunteers because of this magnificent mention. Thank you so very very much!!
From Lora at Outreach to Appalachia:
I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for featuring my group in your newsletter! We have grown by leaps and bounds since it has come out and people have found us. I have such a heart for the people of Appalachia and the poverty that they suffer daily that it is awesome to have so many new helping hands! I am forever thankful. Have a blessed day!
In short, you’ll find answers to many of your questions about knitting for charity right here. You’ll learn about the great need, the variety of projects you can get involved in, what kinds of yarn to use, how to save a ton of money knitting for charity… and much, much, more!
And if you can’t find the answer to the question you have? There’s a contact form below that you can use to send me an e-mail. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll help you look for it.
So enjoy exploring this website and blog. I have a feeling you’ll find something you want to knit sooner rather than later!