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Hospital holds knit for Christmas

Christmas preparations have already begun at York Hospital and everyone is invited to join in. The hospital has launched a ‘Knit before Christmas’ where people can offer their own knitted contribution to decorate the main entrance of York Hospital.

The idea is to knit a strip which will form part of huge swathes of green, red and gold decoration that will adorn the main entrance of the hospital over the Christmas period.

Kat Hetherington, Art and Design Manager for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust explained: “We’re asking people to play a part in this year’s festivities by knitting a link of woollen ‘paper-chain’ decoration. Obviously we don’t have a huge budget for decorating the hospital so this year we’re getting creative and would love people in the community to join in.”

The first three links have already arrived all the way from Australia where word had spread about the project.

Kat continued: “As knitting is so popular at the moment we thought it would be an easy and colourful way for people to use up those odds and ends of wool. It’s very simple to knit a strip so even if you have never knit before you can still have the satisfaction of contributing to brightening up the hospital.”

People are asked to send in their knitting by Wednesday 4 December where it will be on display from Monday 9 December in the main entrance of York Hospital. It can be posted to Kat Hetherington, Art and Design Manager, Park House or handed in at the hospital reception marked for Kat’s attention.

For further details contact Kat Hetherington on 01904 729643 or email or click here.

How to make your link:-  Any red, green or gold yarn can be used (or any combination of the three)- Each strip should measure between 17cms and 20cms wide and between 2.5cms and 3cms long.- Any stitch can be used- Leave a 20cm end of wool after you’ve cast off.

13 November 2013

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Kat Hetherington with the first part of the knitted chain

Looking down a long bright hospital corridor with treatment rooms on the left and windows on the right. At the bottom of the corridor is one member of staff in a blue nursing uniform

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