Meet the Knitters: Julie's nan Jean

Last week, Julie got in touch to tell us about her 87 year old Grandma Jean, who she thinks is a true knitting hero.


Jean has been knitting since she was a young girl and, over the years, has knitted clothes and toys for her 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

For the past 20 years she has also knitted coats, hats and mittens for the Premature Baby Unit at Derriford Hospital, along with mini Santas for their beds at Christmas. All this along with trauma teddies for the Ambulance Service and jumpers for orphans helped by Oxfam. 

After hearing about the Big Knit through Julie, Jean has now been knitting little hats since 2010 and doesn't look to be stopping any time soon.


Jean - you're Julie's hero and you're our hero. Thanks for all hats you've knitted for us over the years and for all the other charities you've helped along the way too - you've made a massive difference.