Knit a Spit

Help us knit a cover for a replica Spitfire aircraft!

mother and daughter

Knit a Spit is a fantastic fundraising challenge in which we hope to knit enough squares to cover a Supermarine Spitfire replica.

The lovely people at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum are kindly allowing us to cover their static Supermarine Spitfire aircraft replica with your wonderful knitted squares.

The display will be shown at Tangmere Museum on 6 August at their Family Fun Day which is open to the public.

Step 1:
If you like the sound of our fabulous knitting challenge, please register your details.

Step 2:
Once you have registered and we have your address, you'll receive a welcome pack.

Step  3:
With all your equipment at the ready, it's time to get knitting! Whether you are a proficient knitter, crocheter or it’s your first time, all you need to do is:

- make sure your squares measure 8 inches by 8 inches (20cm by 20cm)
- leave a 12 inch (30cm) tail to be used for sewing squares together

Step 4:
Choose whether you would like to make a donation or raise sponsorship. If you are being sponsored please encourage all family and friends to sponsor you! As a special thank you, if you donate/ raise £30 or more, we will send you an exclusive Knit a Spit cotton tote bag. 

Step 5: 
Once your creation is complete, send your squares to:

Rachel Chitty
Blind Veterans UK
Greenways Ovingdean
East Sussex

Please enclose your sponsorship in the form of a cheque, made payable to 'Blind Veterans UK'. If you prefer to make a donation over the phone, please call 01273 39 1455.

Step 6:
Once we have all the squares, your creations will be sewn together by our volunteers and displayed at the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum’s Family Fun Day in Chichester, on 6 August 2017. Why not come along and spot your square?

After this event, squares will be made into blankets and used at the Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare.


If knitting isn't your thing but you would like to contribute to our Knit a Spit project please donate here.

Thank you!