We Are Knitters for Breast Cancer Awareness

We Are Knitters, Breast Cancer Awareness, Knitting Kit

I was introduced to We Are Knitters at a recent bloggers event where I also got reacquainted with knitting. I first learned to knit some years ago and somehow never quite got past making scarves and for that I blame my short attention span. Anyhow, I now have a renewed interest in getting past scarves. We Are Knitters makes it easy to complete new knitting projects with fully assembled kits that come with everything you need from start to finish. We were supplied with kits for a beginner level Braille Beanie and we commenced knitting our beanies with some expert guidance from an experienced knitter at the event which was really helpful. It had been so long since I last knit that I had some issues with properly controlling the tension on the stitches so I actually had to restart it a few times to get it right. I haven't had much time to work on my hat but I'm hoping to be able to finish it before the end of the year. I got the pretty aquamarine colored yarn and the petite Peruvian wool is really soft and easy to work with.

We Are Knitters, Breast Cancer Awareness, Knitting Kit

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, We Are Knitters has created the Solidarity Diva Beanie Kit with 10% of the proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) throughout October. Sadly with the odds that one in eight women may develop breast cancer in her lifetime, most of us either will be touched by someone battling or who has battled the disease. It's really important to promote awareness through education to increase survival rates through early detection and improving treatments and technology.

We Are Knitters, Breast Cancer Awareness, Knitting Kit

The Diva Beanie kit which is $51, is an intermediate level project that includes everything you need including one ball of bubblegum pink 100% Peruvian wool yarn, a set of knitting needles, pattern with directions, a knitter's sewing needle and an embroidered label. It is also available for $36 without the knitting needles.

It is always wonderful to show support through purchases with charitable incentives and what sets this product apart is how meaningful it is since you can cheer up a patient with a gift of this kit or you can knit the hat yourself to give to someone to lift her spirits. A hat is thoughtful and practical especially for those who are dealing with hair loss during chemotherapy treatments.

We Are Knitters, Breast Cancer Awareness, Knitting Kit
We Are Knitters, Breast Cancer Awareness, Knitting Kit

We are Knitters is a fantastic resource for knitters. Along with knitting and crochet kits for a variety of projects of all levels of difficulty, they also carry a full range of sustainable knitting and crocheting supplies as well as a colorful selection of yarns. The brand is based in Spain and they ship internationally. They also have a community to support and inspire knitters and a great blog with the latest news, tips and free patterns. To learn more, be sure to visit their website. 

Learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what you do to help in the fight to end breast cancer.

We Are Knitters Knitting Kit

Disclosure: This product was provided to me for editorial consideration. There was no compensation and all words and opinions are my own.

We Are Knitters Knitting Kit

Top Photo via We Are Knitters


Margaret Dallospedale said...

Hi sweet Rowena,
this is so beautiful and important campaign
Maggie D.
Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

May Cho said...

Knitting is something I do on and off, but I've always wanted to advance my skills. We Are Knitters sounds like a fantastic product for this. Thank you for sharing, Rowena!


Emmylou said...

Thanks for letting us know about this, Rowena. What an awesome cause.

Anonymous said...

Oh what an original way to support the cause, I love it.

Unknown said...

That is the cutest knitting kit I have ever seen! I used to knit too a long time ago. What a great cause to take the hobby back up for. Love the pink wool. Enjoy X


Jackie Harrison said...

I get amazing what people could create with a yarn and time. The beanies for Breast Cancer Awareness is a great way to bring to everyone attention. Great post doll.

Lilli said...

What a sweet and amazing cause Rowena, well done on taking part to it! Im sure u will finish ur beanie soon as u are motivated now, I always wanted to learn to knit u know :) Share it once u have completed it! Happy Monday dear, kisses! xo

Paola Lauretano said...

Cool idea to support this great cause!!!!
Havea great start of the week Rowena!
Kisses, Paola.


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Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

I think I love this project a lot more than any make-up/cosmetics promotions that companies use mainly to get more profits. This one is so wonderful and heartwarming and you get something really beautiful and almost nurturing at the end. I adore knitting and have made all kinds of things over the years, from scarves and gloves to coats. :) So this is really something I'd enjoy, especially with a cause in mind.

Anonymous said...

This kit really makes you want to knit! I used to do some when I was a child and my grandma would share her tips with me...


Shireen L. Platt said...

What a great way to support a great campaign! And I had no idea that you know how to knit, learnt something new about you and I'm starting to wonder if I'm the only one who doesn't know how to sew and knit? LOL!

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

little luxury list said...

What a cool concept! I'd love to try it!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Unknown said...

Such a great idea! I would love to know how to knit :)


Unknown said...

Awesome post dear! Have a nice day:)


Melissa Blake said...

What a great idea...even I could do this, and I am the least crafty person EVER!

Melissa | So About What I Said

Beauty Follower said...

Cool beanie!


Ivana Split said...

We are knitters sounds like a great site to order from. I love this knitting kit...it is really practical...and how wonderful there is a meaningful message behind it! As you said, a cap or a beanie can be a great present for someone suffering from breast cancer...and a knitting kit can be a lovely gift for a patient. Using knitting to raise awareness about breast cancer is a great idea. It is fantastic that a part of the earrings from this kit goes to national breast cancer organization. It is an important message.....I hope to learn knitting some day:)

Pooja Mittal said...

i like how everything comes in a kit
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Valerie said...

We Are Knitters sounds amazing with such a great cause! I love their knitting kit...the pink yarn looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this!


Corinne said...

My mum tried to teach me to knit when I was younger but I could never really get the hang of it!

Corinne x

ALLIE NYC said...

Yes this kit is great! I am familiar with it and I love their packaging.


sonia // daring coco said...

I've never been able to knit, not that I've even attempted to try before. I've always admired it though, my mum is a pretty good knitter and an even better at crochet. I think she tried to show me once and I just couldn't co-ordinate my hands!


Unknown said...

I love handmade gifts of love for Breast Cancer...and of course its PINK!! :)



Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a great cause, and the hat is so cute! I might need this kit :)

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Have an adorable day Rowena.
Maggie D.
Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

Unknown said...

It's always a kind act to support brands with charitable cause. And with this on hand, you'll have knitted something to keep for yourself while helping women against their battle with breast cancer.
Enjoy it, and have a lovely day!

Jhem | JhemSays.com

Stanislava E. said...

This is so cute, Rowena! I haven't knitted in my life so far, but I really like the whole idea. Moreover, the colour is very cute! If you manage to knit your hat before the end of the year, don't forget to share with us what you've created. :)

Unknown said...

This is so great and wonderful of you. And from all the people who participate in this as well.
This will surely save a lot of lives in a world full of bad things, every lost life matters.
So thank you for sharing this and even more, thank you for being a great person and participating in this.


Unknown said...

I'm so impressed with everyone getting their craft on lately - and this is for such a great cause.

Blackswan said...

Very inspiring post, dear! I can't knit but I love to crochet :D

BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

I totally enjoyed this post! Happy Wednesday dear! :)


homestilo said...

I tried getting into knitting and it was a bust. But, can't wait to see what you turn up!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. It id sn important cause


Anonymous said...

I'm no fan of knitting but this is such a wonderful idea in general (:
Nati xx

Harija said...

Just amazing and love it!!


Leslie said...

Aqua Marine will be a gorgeous color Rowena. This is a great idea and wonderful campaign for Cancer patients. xxooL

oomph. said...

knitting is something i've never tried, but have seen the result of other people's hard work! i love that the kit comes with everything you need as that is usually my hesitation in starting anything...having to buy all the supplies.

j said...

That hat is really cute and its nice money goes to a good cause. I can knit very, very simple things. Nothing as complicated as that hat though. :)

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I think that is so cool Rowena! It helps a cause and promotes a fabulous hobby.

Effortlesslady said...

Great campaign for a beautiful cause. Thanks for spreading the word.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful campaign for an important cause! I love this! My daughter knits, thanks to my mom in law. I have tried several times to learn, unsuccessfully, but I think once the kids are out of the house, I may try again. Down the road (hopefully well down the road!), I may want to be knitting sweaters for grandbabies...I always loved those homemade gifts...they were my favorites!