Enter our Refuge knitting design competition!


Would you like to try your hand at designing your own blanket square, which would feature in The Knitter and be added to our special Refuge designer blanket?

Refuge child and blanket

As you probably know, we launched our Refuge ‘Bears and Squares’ campaign last week, and we’d love you to get as involved as possible!

We have some fantastic prizes for one winner and two runners-up, and the winners will be invited to join us at The Knitting & Stitching Show at London’s Alexandra Palace in October.

You can use any technique or style of knitting for your blanket square design, but the finished result must measure 15cm by 15cm (6 inches by 6 inches) and be knitted in a DK yarn.

We are looking for designs that are really creative or technically brilliant – just what readers of The Knitter would love to knit – and we need you to send us the written pattern instructions as well as a knitted square.

Get inspiration from last year’s blanket square pattern e-book. Why not give a donation to Refugeand download it now?

We know how good a knitter you are; now show us how ingenious you can be!

Your entries must reach us by September 12, 2012. Please download and include the competition entry form when sending us your design (photocopies are acceptable).  The competition winners will be announced on September 28, 2012 and will be invited to join us at The Knitting & Stitching Show.

Refuge competition prizesWe’re looking for inspiring designs that others will love to knit!


• £350 of Bergère de France yarn 

• One-year subscription to The Knitter 

• Goody bag including Search Press books


• £100 of Bergère de France yarn 

• Goody bag


• £50 of Bergère de France yarn