need needles

Do you have any knitting needles to spare? KDD is currently supporting some local community groups who use craft as a tool to tackle social isolation and mental health and we need needles! We are able to provide yarn support, to share our skills, our patterns and ideas, but new knitters also need things to knit with – especially those for whom low income may be an impediment to learning a new craft. If you have any old, spare, or unused needles in the 3.5mm to 5.5mm range in your knitting toolkit, perhaps you might consider donating them for our use? Any needles – whether straights or circulars – would be gratefully received, but fixed circulars of any kind would be especially welcome.

If you are UK based, have spare needles to donate, and don’t mind popping them in the post, please contact us at and we’ll let you know where to send them.

Thanks in advance.

Edited to add: we now have all the needles that we need. Thank you to everyone who has donated.