As from January 1st 2007, The British
Hand Knitting Confederation will now be known as the UK Hand Knitting
The UK Hand Knitting Association, (formerly
The British Hand Knitting Confederation) was formed in 1991
when the Hand Knitting Association (HKA) merged with the British
Hand Knitting Association (BHKA). The BHKC's main aim was to
raise the profile of hand knitting. It did this through 'Learn
to Knit' classes held throughout the UK, 'Relax and Knit' stands
at all the main Knitting and Sewing shows and by the introduction
of National Competitions showcased at the Knitting
and Sewing shows.
We are now at a stage where 'knitting'
is the new 'buzz' word, knitting groups are mushrooming all
over the country, knitting shops are opening back on the High Streets
and on the Internet and exciting new yarns are being introduced
by the season. None of this would have been possible without
you, our knitters.