KAL in celebration of Canadian Wool Month

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The Campaign for Wool in Canada and Canadian Guild of Knitters are pleased to announce a Knit Along (KAL) in celebration of Canadian Wool Month (October) 2021.

The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique, natural, renewable and biodegradable benefits offered by the fibre. The Campaign was launched in Canada by The Prince and The Duchess of Cornwall in Pictou, Nova Scotia during their 2014 May Royal Tour. Running in 13 different countries, The Campaign has a dual mission in Canada of educating consumers on the wonders of wool while actively developing opportunities to add value to the Canadian clip. Recently, The Campaign unveiled a new five-year strategy for the Canadian wool industry with a mission to revalue and rebrand Canadian wool at its heart.

Canadian Guild of Knitters has been serving Canadian knitters since 2002 and  is dedicated to connecting knitters to knitting resources, activities, and fellow  knitters. The Guild is pleased to be partnering with The Campaign for Wool on this Knit Along.

The project for the 2021 KAL is this free hat pattern that you can download from the Woolmark website.

The criteria for the Knit Along are:
- the yarn must be pure wool
- ideally, the yarn should be sourced from within Canada
- prizes. including fine woollen items from The Campaign's trading partner Sykes & Ainley And other Campaign partners, will be awarded by random draw of the registered participants at the close of the Knit Along.

To register, e-mail cgknitters@gmail.com with the subject line CFW Knit Along 2021. Additional details will be posted by mid-September. Line up your needles and get ready to knit!

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